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2023 Grant Funding Announced

2023 Grant Funding Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that approximately $169 million in funding is available for Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants under the Fiscal Year 2023 grant competitions. This funding, which is boosted by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, represents a significant investment in overburdened and underserved communities.EPA anticipates awarding approximately 198 […]

EPA Revitalization-Ready Guide

New EPA Brownfields Guide to be featured at Brownfields ’22!

Vita Nuova provided significant support to EPA Land Revitalization in developing the “Revitalization-Ready Guide“, which articulates the process a community will go through to redevelop a brownfield site. VN VP Elaine Richardson provides an overview of the Guide here:   Click here to join our special session and learn how to “Get Tough Deals Done!”

Vita Nuova Member Barry Hersh Appointed to EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board

Vita Nuova Member Barry Hersh Appointed to EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board

Long-time Vita Nuova member Barry Hersh has been appointed to serve on the Environmental Financial Advisory Board. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of thirty members, including both new and returning members, to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB). The EFAB provides advice to the EPA Administrator and the […]

VN supports Parkville in Innovation Grant Challenge

VN supports Parkville in Innovation Grant Challenge

Vita Nuova and partners worked with the City of Hartford to submit a $50 million response to the State of Connecticut’s Innovation Corridor Grant Program for the Parkville Arts & Innovation District project. The goal is to put the Parkville Neighborhood at the center of a revolution in manufacturing – while connecting Hartford and Hartford-area residents […]

New Year – New Website!

Vita Nuova Launches New Website

May 6, 2022: Vita Nuova is excited to debut its new website and promote our Vision and Mission. In support of our mission, “to collaborate with our clients to creatively tackle complex challenges” and our vision, “to expand our sustainable economic development services to more communities” – Vita Nuova promotes our experience and core services. […]

Redevelopment Institute Podcast

Redevelopment Institute – Our New Podcast Series!

Vita Nuova is excited to continue partnering with the Redevelopment Institute and launch the new podcast series! Several episodes are recorded and available for on demand listening. Hear Michael Taylor, VN President, describe the vision and purpose of the Redevelopment Institute – or come learn more about Economic Gardening from Chris Gibbons.  The Redevelopment Institute […]

Vita Nuova Works with South Bronx Neighborhood

Vita Nuova Works with South Bronx Neighborhood

Vita Nuova with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization created a ten-step “Restoration Roadmap” for redeveloping the Westchester Avenue Station in the South Bronx. This plan was drafted after engaging key stakeholders, such as community activist groups and local nonprofits that desire to save the historic building. As […]

RE-Development Academy Webinar Series (Fall 2021)

As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, Vita Nuova is excited to present this free 3-part webinar series culminating in a workshop at Brownfields 2021. The series continues the training and discussion on repositioning former industrial and brownfield sites and features presentations by several real estate experts. The series builds upon the success of the 2019 […]

Gary, Indiana Lakefront District

Early planning funded by EPA Land Revitalization program led to major investment in South Shore Line between Gary, IN and Chicago, IL.

With major state and federal funding in place, the South Shore Rail System double-tracking is underway. As part of this, the Miller Station located in Gary will become an origination station, reducing ride times to Chicago significantly. Also envisioned as part of the early planning funded by EPA and carried out by Vita Nuova is […]