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Brownfields

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kentucky Brownfields​

Brownfields are abandoned, unused, or underused properties where redevelopment is hindered due to known or suspected contamination. Examples of brownfields can include anything from a former industrial site to an empty building with asbestos, lead and other hazardous materials. Although brownfields are often considered problem properties, they can be redeveloped and turned into opportunties to clean up the environment, boost the local economy, and build a stronger community. ​​

Brownfield Outreach Sessions 

These regional events introduce local governments and nonprofits to financial and technical resources available for redeveloping brownfield properties. Attendees will learn how to apply for grant funding and how to obtain free environmental site assessments. Outreach sessions are open to all local officials, nonprofits, and other entities seeking to redevelop blighted properties ​and spur economic growth in their communities. For more information or to schedule a session in your area, contact Lynn.True@ky.gov or Kierstenm.oleary@ky.gov​

Outreach Session in Lexington
June 23​, 2022; 9am – 12 pm EST at Bluegrass Area Development District Office

Outreach Session in Elizabethtown
June 28, 2022; 9am – 12 pm CST at Lincoln Trail Area Development District Office​

Outreach Session in Bowling Green
June 30, 2022; 9am – 12 pm CST at Barren River Area Development Disstrict Office​​​​​​​​​​

Brownfield Program Services

To help facilitate redevelopment, Kentucky's Brownfield Program provides a full spectrum of resources and services to local officials, nonprofit groups, property owners, private developers, and other stakeholders. These services not only help in overcoming redevelopment barriers, they help ensure environmental justice for underserved communities. See below for more information on how these services can benefit your community. ​​​