Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

Demystifying Brownfields for Communities

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD Brownfield redevelopment is something many communities encounter, but few are ever prepared for. Working with the alphabet soup of acronyms from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be challenging at best, yet with a little patience, this program can help advance downtown redevelopment. In short, communities may be able to… Read More »

All I Want for Christmas Is a Grant or Two

By Scott Wilson ‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to enjoy giving and receiving gifts from family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if your municipality could get a few gifts, too – like some nice big checks to help pay for infrastructure improvements? Well, your wish can come true – if you’re… Read More »

Brownfields Aren’t Just a ‘Big City’ Problem

By Scott Wilson What is a Brownfield? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” In simpler terms, it’s a vacant or underused site, seen as a community eyesore,… Read More »