In the city where I work we have a relatively small industrial area (maybe 80 acres) in close proximity to some desirable residential neighborhoods. In the 90s, the City spent a lot of $$ and effort cleaning up some of the properties there in an attempt to attract new industry there. Due to several factors, this has essentially failed and the powers that be are now looking to convert this to a residential area. The City owns very little of the land and is not really looking to go the urban renewal route. Also, there are very few buildings suitable for residential reuse or otherwise desirable to maintain. Many of the lots are very contaminated. There is abundant private interest in residential development. Does anyone have some examples of successful transformations of areas like this (industrial, contaminated, relatively small, City does not control much of the land) into residential/mixed-use neighborhoods? What tools and strategies were used?