What is a Brownfield?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines a brownfield site 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”.
Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands.- EPA
Brownfields are defined as properties that are contaminated, blighted, functionally obsolete, and can include historic properties.- MEDC.
Brownfield Redevelopment in Marquette County Presentation