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.
Brownfield Assistance Programs
The Department of Economic Development 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.
Louisville Environmental and Property Search
The LEAPS system was developed to help developers, citizens and other interested parties access information about:
- Publicly reported environmental data related to properties across Louisville Metro;
- Properties owned or controlled by Louisville Metro Government, including those available for purchase and redevelopment
Access LEAPS here.
If you are interested in a particular property, click on that property within the map for more information on how to contact the relevant Metro agency. Data on Metro-owned available properties is updated on a monthly basis; environmental property data is updated approximately once every six months.
Click here to learn about other redevelopment incentives.
For more information, please contact us or call 502.574.4140.