Brownfields for Bankers Workshop

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
Time:  9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Louisville Branch
National City Tower
101 S. Fifth St., Suite 1920
Louisville, Ky. 40202 (map it)

Increasingly, developers are recognizing the value of revitalizing brownfields—properties that are abandoned or underused due to real or perceived environmental contamination. This workshop for bankers, developers and development agency officials will provide an introduction to brownfield redevelopment. Topics to be covered include:

  • Federal environmental liability and exemptions for lenders and bona fide prospective purchasers
  • Kentucky's brownfield law, intended to reduce uncertainty in the redevelopment process
  • Incentives for brownfield redevelopment
  • A case study of how a community eyesore has been transformed into a thriving business and neighborhood asset

Speakers include:

  • Herb Petitjean, brownfield coordinator, Division of Compliance Assistance, Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
  • Amanda LeFevre, environmental scientist, Division of Compliance Assistance, Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
  • Margaret Olson, environmental engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Michael Goldstein, managing partner, The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, Miami
  • Jim Kirby, environmental scientist, Division of Waste Management, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
  • Andy Blieden, developer; owner, Butchertown Market
  • Robert Perkins, associate, Environment and Infrastructure, Amec Foster Wheeler

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event is free; however, registration is required by Friday, Feb. 19, as space is limited.

For more information, please contact Faith Weekly at 502-568-9216 or email faith.e.weekly@stls.frb.org.