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  • 01.07.04

Surreal Estate

It used to be that landfills and brownfields were relegated for future development solely as dog parks and golf courses. But a new real estate development in Emeryville, California, indicates that such sites are increasingly attractive as urban redevelopment zones.

It used to be that landfills and brownfields were relegated for future development solely as dog parks and golf courses. But a new real estate development in Emeryville, California, indicates that such sites are increasingly attractive as urban redevelopment zones.

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Bay Street is located in a heavy industrial section of Emeryville — but is being revamped as a three-block, $400-million retail and residential neighborhood featuring a movie theater, a hotel, and more than 300 residential units. The project is an impressive example of the reinvention of an industrial city, the reclamation of misused land, and mixed-use development.

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