Why was the north side of the City selected for this revitalization project?

The areas north of Old Town and along the Poudre River were historically used for several commercial and industrial purposes because they were located in the historical City center and along the river that provided convenient transportation and a source of power and water. These locations can carry a stigma of environmental impacts because of past uses that may have generated waste. This area contains desirable riverfront land, is adjacent to Old Town, and is already identified as ideal for infill development. Brownfield assessments can remove the stigma of environmental impacts or provide an opportunity for cleanup. Future Brownfield assessment or cleanup grants may be sought for other locations in the future.