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.
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 →
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 →