Brownfields

A brownfield is a property that may be challenging to redevelop because of potential contamination by petroleum or hazardous materials. Positioning these properties for redevelopment by removing contaminants can revitalize blighted urban areas and reduce pressures on undeveloped land. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offer funding opportunities to eligible applicants for assessment and cleanup. Assessment grants can fund inventory development, planning, environmental assessments, and community outreach while cleanup grants can provide funding for cleanup activities at brownfield sites owned by the applicant. Local governments can partner with ECRC to identify potential sites for clean up and redevelopment or contract with us for grant applications and administration. For more information please contact staff at 850-332-7976.
Success Stories
Removal of petroleum contaminants from the former Happy Food Store in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Asbestos abatement and demolition of the former Century Drugstore in Century, Fla.
Removal of submerged creosote pilings at Maritime Park in Pensacola, Fla.