By developing more efficient transportation infrastructure, improving water infrastructure, restoring the coastal infrastructure and developing brownfield sites, the consortium wants to not only enhance economic opportunities for the chemical manufacturing sector, but also build stronger, more resilient communities. To reduce future infrastructure failures due to events resulting from climate change, the operation of the current drainage system needs to be optimized.
The Urban Water Plan drafted by Waggoner Ball & Associates will integrate the water system into the urban landscape, neighborhoods, individual properties and the everyday lives of residents. The plan will result in a predicted 3 billion dollars of economic development, including more attractive sites for manufacturing and expansion. Transportation planning and local economic development initiatives support the growth of the manufacturing sector. RPC’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program, supported through grants from the EPA, will facilitate the redevelopment of Brownfield sites into manufacturing hubs.
Infrastructure Chair: Lee Jenkins