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Community Actions that Drive Brownfields Redevelopment

Steps that will help communities with brownfields move sites into redevelopment.  Describes:

  • How can my community best position itself to successfully reuse our brownfields site?
  • 5 Steps for Successful Brownfield Redevelopment
    • Step 1: Lead with stakeholder involvement that empowers the local community to become redevelopment champions
    • Step 2: Create a reuse vision that is exciting and realistic
    • Step 3: Remove barriers to brownfield redevelopment
    • Step 4: Engage developers and end-users
    • Step 5: Complete site preparations and close the deal
  • What have others done? (short case studies from Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Huntington, West Virginia; Toledo, Ohio)

  • Where can I get more information or assistance? (EPA Brownfields Grants and Direct Technical Assistance, and Other Resources)

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