Maryland’s Inaugural Statewide Brownfield Conference a Resounding Success

Planning Assistance in Action

By Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) would like to extend its sincerest thanks to the many participants, presenters, brownfields site tour leaders, and advisory committee members who made our first foray into the brownfields conference arena a terrific success!

Figure 1 – Photos taken during the Frederick City tour of brownfields, both developed and ready for redevelopment. Kristen E. Humphrey, 2021.
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Department of the Environment Acts to Advance Clean and Renewable Energy at Redevelopment Sites 

From Our Partner Agencies

Public comment welcomed on proposed regulation to waive cleanup program fees for sites slated for green energy projects; proposal stems from governor’s task force recommendation and legislation 

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is encouraging the development of clean and renewable energy projects on abandoned or under-utilized waste sites in need of environmental cleanup. 

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Sparrows Point Park Project: Baltimore County to Build First New Park in Six Years 

Planning in Progress 

Fig 1 – Aerial view of planned park site showing existing conditions.

The historic and famed Bethlehem Steel Mill in Sparrows Point is about to breathe new life thanks to Tradepoint Atlantic’s generous donation of a 22-acre water view park site, located at 1900 Wharf Road in Baltimore.  

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Now Open: US EPA Solicitations for FY2022 Brownfield Grants 

The Environmental Protection Agency defines a brownfield as a “property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”

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