The City of Marshalltown is in the process of establishing a Brownfields Program which will focus on several areas. This comprehensive program will pull together a number of existing resources available at the local, State and Federal level and use them to improve our Community.
There is a multitude of educational resources available related to Brownfield development through the Iowa DNR and EPA.
What is a Brownfield?
A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitate job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment. Source EPA
Funding for Brownfields Development comes in many forms. Public/Private partnerships are important and the City is regularly evaluating funding opportunities.
Development and redevelopment of Brownfields sites is a great way to bring new life back to a property.
Brownfields sites can require significant investment with respect to assessment, abatement, clean-up and redevelopment. These are costs that may be covered with public or private funding depending on the situation.
There are Local, State and Federal Regulations which may impact Brownfield sites.