The first step in addressing a Brownfield is to test and learn the extent of any environmental contaminants that may be on the property. Phase I and Phase II assessments provide the data to allow professionals to conclude whether environmental problems are present.
VCUP is a State program through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that helps people by identifying clear steps to take to identify and resolve environmental contamination on distressed or contaminated properties.
We are thrilled to announce the adoption of the new Town of Silverton Master Plan! The three year process of visioning, goal setting and the writing of the master plan stemmed from a Colorado Brownfields Partnership Brownfields Redevelopment and Revitalization Workshop.
CBP is accepting applications from communities for bronfield visioning and action planning assistance. This program supports the community in exploring current needs and opportunities related to brownfields site(s), and creates strategies to address them.
We at the Colorado Brownfields Partnership are experts in helping Colorado communities envision, learn, and plan for the future of their brownfields and community. But once that work is done, we know that applying for state assistance is a key step towards brownfield revitalization success.
Throughout the 20th century, a building material- called asbestos- was frequently used in flooring, insulation, drywall/walls, drywall mud and more. However, asbestos was identified as a health hazard in the 1970’s, and the use of asbestos as a building material is now illegal in the United States.
Despite misconception, brownfield properties are great opportunities for the local economy. Read more to find out why.
Sponsored by Downtown Colorado Inc., learn methods of strategic engagement necessary for brownfield redevelopment and the stakeholders needed to get a project off the ground.
Our Colorado communities are facing stark economic challenges, and local leaders are working hard to prepare for recovery. Despite what some may think, this pandemic has not decreased the value of properties, and the pressure to grow has not subsided.
Unless you’re a brownfield nerd like us at the Colorado Brownfields Partnership, the term “brownfield” may not sit at the front of your brain everyday. But once you understand the definition of a brownfield, and how to identify them, you’ll be amazed at how frequently you encounter them.
Across the state of Colorado, many places have old, abandoned, or unsafe buildings and properties in their communities. These properties can take the shape of former industrial sites, gas stations, dry cleaners, junkyards, and many more.
As community advocates, supporters, and do-ers, the pandemic hasn’t been easy on any of us. These times are unpredictable, and so is the future of the places we call home. We know local leaders are working