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June 15, 2016 – Can worms and compost pay off for westside developer?

By | 2016-06-15T21:24:48+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

June 15, 2016 In northwest Charlotte along the Catawba River, on the once heavily polluted home of a former textile dye manufacturer, a variety of alternative energy and recycling businesses are sprouting at an innovative commercial real-estate development. There’s an aquaculture project producing duckweed, which can be used as feed for animals or fisheries. Nearby,

June 15, 2016 – Finding new uses for old industrial plants

By | 2016-06-15T21:23:18+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

June 15, 2016 Charlotte-based Forsite Development got its start buying and rehabbing shuttered industrial buildings in small towns throughout the Carolinas. Now, the firm is becoming a leader in a more sophisticated line of business: acquiring contaminated industrial sites and assuming the responsibility to clean them up. Last week DevelopCLT profiled Forsite’s pioneering eco-industrial park,

January 11, 2016 – Forsite Development leases facility to one of Charlotte’s newest breweries

By | 2016-02-05T01:06:37+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Forsite Development has leased a 10,000-square-foot facility at 5046 Old Pineville Road in Charlotte to start-up Three Spirits Brewery. Three Spirits Brewery features a window-showcased 10-barrel brewing system and English pub design accessories such as bar tap handles that resemble old gaslights adorned with top hats. The brewery is the only one in Charlotte –

August 30, 2015 – EPA case study of ReVenture Park

By | 2015-11-23T18:04:07+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|News|

Reclaim, Restore, Reinvent: Creating Jobs and Cleaner Energy at ReVenture Park. The case study of a shuttered textile manufacturing plant returning to productive use, creating jobs and creating cleaner energy. Click the link to read the full story. EPA Case Study ReVenture Park

August 26, 2015 – ReVenture Park recognized with Air Compliance Excellence Award

By | 2015-08-26T17:39:12+00:00 August 26th, 2015|News|

Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) recognized ReVenture Park with the Air Compliance Excellence Award at the annual ACE Awards. The award is designed to highlight local industry's efforts in achieving compliance with their air quality permits, thereby helping to reduce pollution and improve local air quality. Click here to view the

February 19, 2015 – ReVenture Park, Alevo take CLT Joules’ first energy awards

By | 2015-02-19T16:59:40+00:00 February 19th, 2015|News|

Charlotte Business Journal Utility-scale battery developer Alevo and Tom McKittrick, who built the ReVenture Park eco-industrial site, came out on top at the first Energy Innovation Awards presented Thursday by CLT Joules. They won the two big industry awards in online voting organized by the program to encourage energy startups in the region. Alevo won

January 2, 2015 – Tom McKittrick nominated for Energy Entrepreneur of the Year

By | 2015-01-02T21:54:43+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|News|

Tom McKittrick, the lead developer of ReVenture Park® and Principal of Forsite Development Incorporated has been nominated for the CLT Joules Energy Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which recognizes an outstanding entrepreneur in the Charlotte region who has made significant progress in growing his/her energy-related enterprise. There are a number of nominating partners including E4

September 2014 – Old, polluted dye factory becomes Eco-Industrial Park

By | 2014-09-26T15:35:22+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|


North Carolina Sustainability Connection Across the Southeast, manufacturing sites with industrial infrastructure capable of enormous productive potential sit unused and idol. These sites are the garbage piles that manufacturing left behind when corporations moved their operations overseas, to places with less stringent labor and environmental regulations. But Tom McKittrick, founder and President of Forsite Development,

August 29, 2014 – EPA recognizes rebirth of ReVenture Park

By | 2014-08-29T15:36:45+00:00 August 29th, 2014|News|

Mountain Island Monitor The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Forsite Development, developers of ReVenture Park, on Aug. 7 for its commitment to safely and sustainably reuse a property along the Catawba River that was formerly contaminated by years of industrial operations. EPA Region 4 created the “Excellence in Site Reuse” award to recognize those who