WRIGHT FACTORY REDEVELOPMENT IN DAYTON GETS GOOD NEWS
By Brad White, PhD, PG  |   June 8th, 2016
   
Hull received some good news this week when the state legislature awarded the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) a $1M grant to help redevelop the Wright Factory. A special purpose entity, Home Avenue Redevelopment, LLC, owned by Hull principals, owns the 54 acre former Delphi site that was originally built by the Wright Brothers as the world’s first purpose-built airplane factory. Successors to the Wrights later expanded the manufacturing complex for auto-parts production.
 
Demolition and remediation is complete on the property and Ohio EPA is reviewing the Ohio VAP No Further Action letter. Home Avenue Redevelopment is partnering with NAHA and the City of Dayton to convert part of the former Wright Factory complex into a part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, with the remainder of the property slated for mixed-use development. Another major partner is the Ohio Development Services Agency, which awarded the City a $3M Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund grant in 2012.
 

Additional information can be found on the project by using the links below.
 
 
 
 
Brad White, PhD, PG, Vice President, Brownfields
Brad White is a Vice President at Hull with more than 25 years of diverse experience in the environmental industry.  As Vice President of Brownfields at Hull, he serves as the managing partner for the special-purpose entities that acquire and redevelop brownfield sites.  In this capacity he oversees all aspects of the property transaction, through negotiation, financing, cleanup, and redevelopment.  He also assists the firm’s local, state, and federal clients, industrial clients, and partner affiliates in projects related to site development and real estate transaction on brownfields.  He is a long-time holder of an Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Certified Professional (CP) credential, directing the cleanup of brownfield redevelopment sites in Ohio, and is a licensed Professional Geologist.  Prior to entering the environmental profession, he was on the faculty of the California Institute of Technology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences.  Brad holds a doctorate in Geochemistry from the University of California and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Indiana University.
 
 
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