What are Brownfields?
Real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or perceived presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
Gas stations, dry cleaners, dilapidated factories, landfills, former defense installations are but a few examples of brownfield sites.
Benefits of Brownfields
Cleaning up and reinvesting in these infill sites reduces sprawl pressure, reuses rather than extends infrastructure, enables upgrading of buildings to green-build standards, allows for higher density development.
Redevelopment of brownfield sites stimulates investment in local economies and directly combats blighting conditions. Brownfield sites offer reuse opportunities for both public and private investment.
Clay County Development Authority's Role in Brownfields
CCDA submitted & has been awarded two US EPA BROWNFIELD ASSESSMENT GRANTS for the Greater Green Cove Springs Brownfield Redevelopment Initiative
• $200,000 from US EPA (Hazardous Material Assessments) from 2008‐2011 to Begin Program Development & Perform Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) on Brownfield Sites. (CLOSED)
• $200,000 from US EPA (Petroleum Assessment) from 2010‐2013 to Continue Developing Brownfield Program & Perform ESA’s on Suspected Petroleum Contaminated Brownfield sites
BROWNFIELD GRANTS = Incentives for Property Owners & Developers