June 18, 2016 Reuse on the Horizon in Region 4 Redeveloping a Former Chemical Facility into a Large-Scale Eco-Industrial Park The Martin-Marietta, Sodyeco, Inc. site is located near Charlotte, North Carolina. Former industrial operations included a landfill, active from the 1930s to 1973, and the DyeStuff Company, a producer of liquid sulfur-based dyes since 1936.
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 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,
June 15, 2016 DevelopCLT: What’s in the park now? Tom McKittrick: We’re on our third wave of tenants. We have an abundance of cheap, dry industrial space and we quickly became a hub for startups, pilot projects and entrepreneurial expansions. Some have made it, some haven’t. We’re starting to get much more quality creditworthy type