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Brownfield Redevelopment

Pennsylvania has a rich industrial history. Opportunities for economic redevelopment are showcased in DEP's series of Brownfield Success Stories. A collection of videos feature interviews with public and private partners who describe the vision, planning and re-use of former industrial sites and how challenges were met and overcome. All of DEP's Brownfield videos are located on YouTube.

Brownfield Seminar Presentations

Brownfield Basics Webinar

On October 29, 2020, the DEP’s Land Recycling Program in Central Office hosted a Brownfield Basics Webinar. DEP partnered with DCED, US EPA and NJIT to present current information about brownfields assistance and grant funding opportunities. This event aimed to increase community knowledge of specific issues, challenges and opportunities relating to the reclamation and reuse of brownfield sites.

Brownfield Development Guide

The Brownfield Development Guide draws on DEP's over 20 years of experience in cleaning up more than 6,000 sites and outlines the full spectrum of services and resources available for the often complex steps involved in redeveloping brownfield properties. It seeks to assist a broad audience of private industry, state and local agencies, economic development agencies and redevelopment authorities, local officials, communities, property owners, developers and other stakeholders. DEP fosters and helps to build public-private partnerships, which have proven critical for the timely completion of successful projects. For more information, the DEP Regional Office contacts are listed in Appendix C.

Brownfield Development Guide (PDF)