Brownfield Redevelopment

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 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.

For more information, please contact us or call 502-574-1569. 


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