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City of Wausau Riverfront Brownfield Redevelopment

Redeveloping blighted properties along the City of Wausau’s riverfront

Wausau, Wisconsin

The City of Wausau is redeveloping a large six site brownfield area located along the Wisconsin River. This site has been the home to numerous industrial buildings and manufacturing sites since the late 1800s leading to soil and groundwater contamination. The city turned to Stantec to provide grant writing and implementation, as well as cleanup and planning for this site.

Services provided include stream restoration, remediation, infrastructure improvements, and bi-modal trail and greenspace construction following the remediation process. As this project proceeds, Stantec will conduct educational and community outreach activities in the surrounding community to help area residents understand the health risks of the site, as well as cleanup methods to redevelop the area. Redevelopment planning for the six sites, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, will also be provided to identify best use of the properties and requirements for successful redevelopment and integration of the surrounding neighborhood. Stantec provided grant application support for this site, which resulted in three USEPA grants totaling $600,000 in addition to over $5 million of city and donor contributions to date.

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