The Inactive Facility Revitalization Initiative follows a three-pronged technical approach for the initial feasibility screening for facility restart/repurpose potential:
This initial facility assessment considers location and physical plant factors including site, building, equipment, and infrastructure. Recognizing that land use, population growth, traffic congestion, community tolerance, regulatory environment, and utility capacities surrounding former facilities have changed, site specific assessments are required to determine current facility reintroduction potential and highest and best project uses.
Leotta Location and Design’s multidisciplined team includes in-house experts and partners representing economic development, engineering (civil, environmental, geotechnical, mechanical), environmental and ecological, taxation and finance, commercial/industrial real estate, industrial equipment salvage and scrap, legal, and communications/ marketing professionals. The LL+D team understands the complexion and nature of large commercial and industrial site location needs. This includes both attractive criteria, such as transportation and utility infrastructure and labor resources, and vulnerable criteria, including sensitive environmental areas and cultural and community features. LL+D founders have a background in environmental consulting and have strong knowledge of complex permitting challenges for large commercial and industrial projects. LL+D staff have extensive experience with economic development and site selection projects from small local site evaluations to siting thousandplus job industrial investments. We work with state, regional, and local economic development organizations (EDOs) as well as private sector companies engaged in site selection and economic development to provide specialized technologies and knowhow for maximizing project competitiveness.