Why are brownfields a problem?

Brownfields can pose a number of threats to a community's well being, including:

  • Attract vandals, open dumping, or other illegal activity
  • Contribute to unnecessary development of limited greenspace, instead of taking advantage of existing infrastructure and development
  • Limit economic growth and development
  • Lower surrounding property values and contribute to neighborhood deterioration
  • Potentially harm human health and the environment
  • Reduce local employment opportunities and tax revenue

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1. How do I get more information?
2. What are “brownfields”?
3. Why are brownfields a problem?
4. How does the community benefit?
5. How do property owners benefit?