Reuse and Redevelopment,


  • Geotechnical Services
  • Civil Services
  • Public Involvement
  • Site Development
  • Funding Assistance

Nobis has completed Brownfields redevelopment projects with particular focus on economic improvement, existing infrastructure, recycling, and green remediation and innovation that strongly support the community and the project.

In addition to our environmental capabilities, Nobis’ in-house geotechnical and civil services have supported extensive site redevelopment projects. Nobis has served on multi-disciplinary teams at design charrettes, developing ideas on the best approach for site development for economic improvement and public acceptance with planners, architects, engineers and local public agencies. Our past work with developers, municipalities, non-profits, regional planning commissions, and state and federal agencies allows us to effectively complete site redevelopment while focusing on property end-use objectives throughout the process.

Nobis can help identify funding such as tax credits, financing incentives, community, state, and federal grants, and energy rebates to make your redevelopment project more affordable.

Nobis is no stranger to Brownfields redevelopment – we practice what we preach. In 2009, Nobis completed the redevelopment of the former Davis and Sargent lumber mill, located along the Pawtucket Canal in historical downtown Lowell. Originally constructed in the mid 19th century as a support mill for the area textile mills, this formerly abandoned, 20,000 square foot brick building now functions as Nobis’ Massachusetts office.

As the first LEED certified building in Lowell, our building was developed by re-using 75% of the original building structure, by recycling 90% of the construction waste, and by incorporating 10% recycled content back into the building. Development included sustainable site design (site clean-up, historical preservation, public transportation), water conservation (green roof, pervious pavement, waterless/low flow fixtures, drought tolerant landscaping) and energy efficiency (solar panels, energy star and high efficiency units, motion and occupancy sensors) to establish our LEED Gold certification. Cost leveraging, financing, tax incentives and credits, and energy rebates helped to fund over $2.5 million in our project costs.