Brownfield Redevelopment

30th Street Brownfields April Meeting

EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant

Louisville was awarded an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant in early 2020. This grant provides $300,000 over 3 years for brownfield inventories, planning, environmental assessments, and community outreach. This grant will be focused on the 30th Street Corridor in the Russell neighborhood but funds can be used throughout the city. Activities will include community engagement with partners Russell Neighborhood Association, OneWest, West Jefferson County Community Task Force, and Russell: Place of Promise, Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments, remediation cost estimates, and risk management plans.  Partners will help with outreach to residents and stakeholders in order to get input on brownfields priorities in the area and share progress with the community.  

Through a competitive bidding process, Metric Environmental was selected as the environmental consultant for this grant. They and their partners will be conducting environmental assessments and performing other planning efforts. Learn more about Metric Environmental on their website

All future meeting information will be listed on this webpage, and you can view information about past meetings below.

Completed Assessments

Rhodia (1495 S. 11th)  Phase 1 | Rhodia (1495 S. 11th) Phase 2 | Rhodia Additional Sampling 


1237 S. 11th Street: Asbestos Report | Lead Report

1400 S. 13th Phase 1

625 S. 19th Street Phase 1 | 629 S. 19th Street Phase 1 | 631 S. 19th Street Phase 1

625-631 S. 19th Street Phase 2

212 E. College Street Phase 1

Lower Hunters Trace Phase 1

317-319 Woodlawn Ave Phase 2

3025 W Madison Street Risk Management Plan

Gibson Lane Landfill ABCA

144 N. 6th Street Health and Safety Plan


Past Meetings

Virtual Meeting on Facebook Live

Tuesday, April 13, 7pm to 8pm 

In-Person Open House

Friday, April 16, 4pm to 5:30pm

3025 W Madison Street


EPA Brownfields Website

EPA FY2020 Brownfields Assessment Grant Guidelines


The grant will begin Oct. 1, 2020. For more information, contact: 

Allison Smith - Brownfields Program Manager

Call her at 502-574-1569 or email her here.


Please submit your email at the below to receive notifications about grant activities and opportunities to participate.

What is a Brownfield?

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.


Louisville Metro-Owned Brownfield Projects

Heritage West


Urban Government Center

Louisville Gardens

Brownfield Cleanup Loan Program

The Brownfield Cleanup Loan Program (BCLP) offers below-market rate loans to brownfield property owners and prospective purchasers with the objective to assist in the cleanup of brownfield properties to return them to productive use.

BCLP provides financing only for the environmental cleanup portion of the total costs of a real estate redevelopment project on a brownfield site. To learn about available assistance with environmental assessments please see information on our Brownfield Assessment Program.

The program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and participation requires property eligibility, public participation, and compliance with Federal rules and regulations. Applicants for this program must be deemed eligible for funding by staff prior to submitting a loan application.

If interested in applying, please see the links below for the loan application and additional information.

METCO Policy
Eligibility Checklist and Application
METCO Loan Application
Programmatic Requirements


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