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Brownfield

1. Unused land previously utilized for industrial or other commercial purposes, especially land that is polluted or otherwise contaminated. Municipalities and private businesses sometimes attempt to clean up brownfields and/or find new uses for them.

2. More generally, land no longer in use. The term in this sense is most common the United Kingdom and Australia.
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Since the inception of the EPA s Brownfields Program in 1995, cumulative brownfield program investments have leveraged more than $23.
To satisfy that hunger and fill the void, French launched Brownfield Listings, a Chicago-based internet startup and property and project platform dedicated to real estate reuse.
Nearly 15 per cent of all nationally scarce insects are recorded from brownfield sites and there are as many Red Data and nationally scarce invertebrate species associated with brownfield sites as with ancient woodlands.
The Brownfield staff includes nine full time farm broadcasters, each Broadcast Council members of NAFB.
The Brownfield Incentive Grant is the first in a series of new programs for brownfields, and each will help land owners and developers cleanup contaminated properties and bring them back into productive use.
Researchers have utilized geographic information systems (GIS) for brownfield decision making.
Murray, along with a number of local and state officials, marked the 10-year anniversary of the state's brownfields legislation yesterday morning by reviewing environmental and economic successes of the past decade and rededicating themselves to the revitalization of contaminated sites across the state.
There are a number of other programs to encourage redevelopment of brownfield properties in Michigan.
LHDs can work with colleagues in their local planning and environmental departments to apply for Brownfield grants or use Brownfield funding.
Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.
New Jersey's program is a typical one that allows all sites (not just those designated as brownfields) to enter into the VCP, but also has elements tailored specifically to brownfields, including a statewide task force (15) and an "Office of Brownfield Reuse.