Restoration is defined in Webster's Dictionary as "bringing back to a former position or condition". Restoration returns the property to pristine conditions. As contaminated sites are remediated, some properties will be redeveloped and others, restored.

With all the talk of redevelopment, why would there be in interest in restoration? Restoration is often based on the desire to restore natural habitats and ecosystems. Restoration may be mechanism to tackle water quality issues or address community values. Depending on the type and extent of contamination, restoring a contaminated site to pristine conditions may not be feasible. However, innovative approaches, creative funding sources and diverse partnerships can assist in converting property back.


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