The Colorado Brownfields Partnership helps communities understand brownfields redevelopment as a key tool for revitalization and economic development.
Many communities have brownfield sites: properties that sit unused due to suspected or known contaminants. Colorado Brownfields Partnership can help your community develop a vision for the reuse of a site or cluster of properties and an action plan for getting there utilizing brownfields resources.
This results in clear goals for redevelopment of the brownfield site(s); an articulated rationale with criteria for any municipal investment; and an action plan for moving the project forward.
What is CBP Visioning & Planning Assistance?
Visioning and planning assistance supports the community in exploring current needs and opportunities related to brownfields site(s), and creates strategies to address them. Assistance awards give communities tools and resources to engage with the public while building local capacity and creating inspiring success stories.
What Does an Assistance Project Entail?
Selected applicants work with the Colorado Brownfields Partnership team to meet the community’s specific needs within the timeframe and budgetary constraints of the assistance program. Typically, total project time lasts two to four months. Projects usually include:
- A site visit and assessment of site- or small area-specific opportunities and challenges
- A full day workshop with the Community Project Team on how to leverage brownfields funding and resources to support communities goals and reuse of the site(s); and types of public-private partnering models that support the reuse of brownfield sites.
- Two to four public engagement activities such as a workshop, walking tour, online forum, and other methods designed to develop a shared community vision for the site(s).
- Bi-weekly Community Project Team work sessions to coordinate, prioritize and develop action steps.
- At the conclusion of each project, a short, visually compelling report with a site-specific vision and action steps is delivered to the community.
- Assistance projects place communities in position for ongoing project coaching and technical assistance support.
How Can Our Community Apply?
Download the full solicitation and application instructions PDF.
(May 1 – June 27, 2022)
Questions & Assistance
Applicants are encouraged to contact us to discuss whether this assistance is a good fit for your community and site, for application support & assistance, and for information on other assistance offered by CBP.
Erica Heller, AICP
CBP Program Director