A brownfield is a vacant or underutilized site where the threat of contamination has made redevelopment more complex. Brownfields come in all shapes and sizes. Common examples include abandoned manufacturing facilities, gas stations, and dry cleaners.
Bringing brownfields back into active use benefits the community by reducing blight and vacancy, creating jobs and amenities, and reducing hazards to human health and the environment. Furthermore, brownfield redevelopment can limit sprawl and take development pressures off greenspace and agricultural land.
The Department of Economic Growth and Innovation administers two brownfields programs, funded through grants awarded to Louisville Metro by the EPA:
1. The Brownfield Assessment Program
2. The Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Program
These programs provide technical and financial assistance to parties interested in buying or selling brownfields sites throughout Louisville Metro.
Click here to learn about other redevelopment incentives.
For more information, please contact us or call 502.574.4140.