The Colorado Brownfields Partnership’s success stories in Colorado include examples of downtown redevelopment, revitalization and property reuse associated with brownfields cleanup assistance. The highlighted success stories have been collected from the combined work of the state Brownfields Program, the Colorado Brownfields Foundation and the Colorado Brownfields Partnership.
Since 2002, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has implemented the Brownfields Program to assist both public and private property owners in facilitating cleanups as well as providing relief from regulatory enforcement.
From 2003 to 2013, the nonprofit Colorado Brownfields Foundation (CBF) acted as the outreach organization for CDPHE’s Brownfields Program. The CBF designed and implemented strategies to recycle abandoned sites into economically productive community assets. Its strategy focused on clearing environmental remnants left over from earlier times such as gas stations, dry cleaners, dumps, asbestos, and mining-related uses.
Today, the Colorado Brownfields Partnership (CBP) continues the outreach begun by the Colorado Brownfields Foundation. The CBP provides technical assistance, workshops and webinars to educate Colorado communities about the CDPHE’s Brownfields Program and connect these communities with available funding for brownfields assistance, cleanup and redevelopment.