Brownfield Redevelopment – Pathway to “Win”

“Abandoned, idle or underused industrial or commercial facilities or sites…the expansion or redevelopment of which  is affected by actual or perceived environmental issues.”

Whether from the perspective of a developer or resident, overcoming these real and / or perceived issues makes good business sense.

  1. Economic – leveraged investment, revitalized neighborhoods, blight elimination, employment retention and expansionCountyLogo
  2. Fiscal – new sources of local and state revenue from otherwise unproductive assets, expanded tax base, savings from reuse of existing infrastructure

EDWC and Washington County thus collaboratively began the Washington County Site Redevelopment Program in 2012.  Lead by an active project management team guided with oversight from the Site Redevelopment Committee, a multi-community coalition, we have been assessing sites in need of redevelopment and working with redevelopers to generate ROI.

In 2014, USEPA awarded Washington County  a Countywide Coalition Brownfield Assessment Grant totaling $600,000. This funding seeded numerous program activities, including:USEPA_Logo

  • Countywide prioritized inventory
  • Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments
  • Remedial action plans
  • Redevelopment plans
  • Outreach and education

We invite you to explore our brownfield webpages to learn how our brownfield site redevelopment program can support your project. Additionally, here are a couple of links to resources that further demonstrate how brownfield redevelopment is a cornerstone to fulfillment of our mission.

Washington County Site Redevelopment Committee

Local Case Studies

Wisconsin Statewide Brownfield Impact Study



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