April 5, 2016

Corner Briefing: California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act

Holland & Knight Alert
Nicholas William Targ | Jennifer L. Hernandez
This is the second edition in an ongoing series of "Corner Briefings" highlighting urban infill legal tools and opportunities. These updates identify new legal cases, legislative updates, grant opportunities and other urban infill trends that may be meaningful to you. 

Please click here to view this Corner Briefing, which highlights the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA), the state's primary infill-Brownfields statute.

CLRRA provides a regulatory path to cleaning up infill sites that in most cases is faster and more predictable than the ordinary clean-up process. It also provides limited environmental immunities, affording a substantial degree of protection to the buyer or current owner of the property, as well as downstream owners. Lessees can also be eligible. Note: Not all properties or owners/lessees qualify for the CLRRA program. We recommend an evaluation of eligibility as part of the due diligence process.

Holland & Knight has helped commercial developers, non-profits and industrial facilities acquire and clean up properties under CLRRA with success. If you are considering buying or cleaning up a Brownfields site, we recommend giving serious thought to this infill site clean-up program.

We hope you find our Corner Briefings of interest. Please contact Nicholas Targ, co-chair of Holland & Knight's National Environmental Team, or Jennifer Hernandez, chair of the firm's West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group, for additional background or assistance with a particular funding opportunity.

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