Overcoming Challenging Environmental Requirements
The site had challenging environmental issues, and to meet the NC Brownfields Agreement, extensive testing, remediation, and planning was built into the redevelopment plan–including relocating a sewer line out of a streambed to facilitate a full stream restoration. Brightwalk is ISC Certified by the Audubon Lifestyles International Sustainability Council and recognized as a LEED ND Stage 2 community.
Integrating Public Art
An environmental art master plan by the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, a collaborative project partner, integrates art installations that enhance the ecological sustainability of the neighborhood.