Brownfield Development Projects
Brownfield development refers to the development of land that is believed to be contaminated by hazardous waste or pollution from a previous industrial or commercial use. Many brownfield properties remain out of use for some time as they can only be put back into use following clean up.
Larger brownfield sites such as abandoned factories or commercial complexes are often found in a city or town's industrial section. Within older residential areas there are smaller brownfield sites that may have once been a dry cleaner, gas station, or other business that produced subsurface contaminants.
GP's streamlined approach to revitalizing such properties can often be the path of least resistance for getting a dormant property "back to business". What was once an abandoned building can be brought back to use as an retail complex or industrial park.
The EPA estimates that “there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment.”