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Our Impact

26 Years of Revitalizing Local Economies

Acres of land restored
New Residences Built
Jobs created

Every day, local leaders across Colorado are hard at work to create a more livable place for their community. They want better jobs, thriving local businesses, and real opportunities for the people in their place. These leaders want an economy that benefits the community and makes people’s lives better, and the Colorado Brownfields Partnership wants that, too.

Our program has inspired and enabled the cleanup, revitalization, and redevelopment of many brownfield sites across Colorado. We also work to spread awareness about quality economic development across the state that leads to smarter spending, economic growth, and more livable places.
A single redeveloped brownfield site can do wonders for the local economy. This is why the Colorado Brownfields Partnership is a state-wide initiative, so that we can weave the local impacts from each brownfield site together to  creating a large-scale economic impact in the state of Colorado.
The Colorado Brownfields Partnership was extraordinarily impactful in supporting the revitalization of Downtown Rifle through the restoration of the Ute Theater. Overcoming the barriers to restoring historic properties is just one of the ways that brownfields can be a flexible tool in your toolbox.
Nathan Lindquist
Planning Director & Assistant City Manager, Rifle, COCEO
The Colorado Brownfields Partnership has been helpful in telling the story of the redevelopment of the Ute Ulay. They have been a champion for this project, helping us through every phase. The environmental stabilization and historic preservation of this site will protect downstream natural resources and create a heritage tourist destination.
Kristine Borchers
Commissioner, Hindsdale County

Our Work

We’ve assisted hundreds of communities in their brownfield cleanup efforts. 
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Success Stories

Over the past 26 years of our work, we’ve seen brownfields transformed into affordable housing, jobs created, historical roots restored, and community gathering spaces activated, and it all started with a conversation. Check out some success stories from other Colorado communities. 


Lakewood, Colorado
Exterior of renovated theater

Ute Theater

Rifle, Colorado
Exterior of renovated office building

Forney Industries

Fort Collins, Colorado


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