Brownfields

Triangle J Regional Brownfields Consortium


About the Consortium

Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. Brownfields are often assumed to be blighted, abandoned properties, however they can also be underutilized commercial buildings with little or no contamination such as former service stations or warehouses.

The Triangle J Regional Brownfields Consortium assists municipalities to better leverage brownfields redevelopment as an economic development and revitalization tool for their communities. The consortium will engage a collaborative task force of municipal representatives to increase education and communication about brownfields for developers, elected officials, and the public; provide grant application assistance and administration for additional brownfields funding; and training opportunities for consortium members on the role of government and government mechanisms in the redevelopment process.  

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 will focus on Pre-Development and aims to: 

  • Help consortium members identify potential sites,  
  • Learn pre-development strategies to help prepare sites for development, 
  • Increase awareness and understanding of brownfields projects and their benefits, and 
  • Make better connections between developers and local governments.  

Want to become a member? Learn more about the Consortium's work plan.