Leveraging Brownfields Assistance for Successful Redevelopment
Aired May 27, 2015
Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners
Jennifer Hill, Sonoran Institute
Amy Johnson, Kit Carson Rural Development
Does your community have a gas station that is no longer in service? An abandoned industrial building? What about buildings that may have asbestos or other contamination? Any of these are examples of brownfields. Left alone, brownfields are detriments to the landscape and environment, negatively affecting property values and deterring investment in nearby areas. Although challenging to finance due to cleanup costs, the redevelopment of brownfields can increase the tax base and property values, create jobs, and spur local investment.
Whether you are unsure of what a brownfield is, or you are well-versed in state and EPA brownfields programs, this webinar will help you learn about leveraging brownfields assistance. We introduce the concept of brownfields, and discuss where you can go for brownfields assistance in your community, and how the redevelopment of brownfields can improve the local economy.
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