Registration Now Open for Workshop: Brownfield Development & Your Community!

November 17 Webinar: How to Fund and Incentivize Brownfield Projects

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner with Sylvia Mosser, AICP, Resource Conservation Planner

In the April edition of Planning Practice Monthly, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) announced the launch of a new website for the Brownfield Redevelopment and Assistance program; developed by Planning in conjunction with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This occasion also marked the availability of training, along with an array of other services, to local jurisdictions interested in redeveloping brownfields.

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NEW! Planning Launches Brownfield Redevelopment Assistance Program Webpage

Resources and Tools

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner with
Sylvia A. Mosser, AICP, Resource Conservation Planner

Every county in Maryland has brownfields. They include buildings and sites previously used for dry cleaners, auto body repair, gas stations, manufacturing and industrial uses, as well as buildings with asbestos or lead-based paint issues. Obtaining funding for assessments and cleanup is key to local efforts to transform brownfields into community assets; whether for new businesses, government facilities, parks, or tourism destinations. Continue reading

Planning Offers Assistance Navigating the Complex World of Brownfield Redevelopment: Attend the State’s First-Ever Brownfield “Boot Camp” to Learn the Ropes!

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Development and Infrastructure Planner
with Sylvia A. Mosser, AICP, Resource Conservation Planner

Planning, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is stepping up efforts to remediate and reduce the number of brownfields (contaminated or potentially contaminated parcels of land) across Maryland through a new initiative called the Brownfield Redevelopment Outreach Program. Continue reading