Coming Soon: Frederick to Announce RFP for Qualified Environmental Professionals to Conduct Phase I and II Brownfield Assessments

Planning in Progress

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

Figure 1 – Looking west along Carroll Creek Park walking path. Photo, Kristen E. Humphrey, 2022.

In 2021 the City of Frederick was awarded a US EPA Community-Wide Assessment Grant from EPA Region III to conduct Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs) of brownfield sites in the city (refer to EPA’s fact sheet, Assessing Brownfield Sites, for a definition and description of Phase I and II ESA processes).

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Reminder! Register Now for Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference

Planning to Host Inaugural Conference, Toward Beneficial Reuse, November 16-17

Planning in Progress  

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

Figs 1-4 – The former McCord Laundry builing in Easton, MD, once a brownfield, is now a LEED building housing the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.

Over two half-days in November, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) will host the Inaugural Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference – Toward Beneficial Reuse. The conference is part of Planning’s ongoing commitment to the principles of smart growth, which encourage brownfield redevelopment.

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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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