I'm working on a project looking at reusing a brownfield site along the Gowanus Canal, a polluted waterway in Brooklyn. The Gowanus area is an old industrial district with many remaining industrial uses, but the area is quickly gentrifying because of housing pressures in the city and the fact that it is surrounded by two residential neighborhoods that have already gentrified, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope.
I'm having a hard time finding comparable projects (case studies) in the U.S. and elsewhere. I know about the Lachine Canal in Montreal, but I was hoping that some of you might know of successful reuse projects involving brownfields/contaminated sites along polluted waterways.
Thanks in advance.