Brownfields

Restore the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund

Chelsea Box District Park, a redeveloped brownfield. (Photo: MassDevelopment)

Chelsea Box District Park, a redeveloped brownfield. (Photo: MassDevelopment)

Massachusetts’ best tool for cleaning up contaminated and blighted properties is the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund, which has been used 630 times over the last 15 years.

ABOUT: Brownfields are properties that are affected by environmental contamination and are found in virtually every city and town in the state. They represent some of the most complicated redevelopment challenges in our communities and some of our biggest opportunities.

The Brownfields Redevelopment Fund ran out of money at the end of June, 2013. Join the campaign to secure $60 million to clean up dirty sites and revitalize our communities for the next five years.

To join the coalition or to sign your organization onto the letter of support, please email André Leroux or call him at 617-251-3861.

UPDATE: The Legislature included $15 million for brownfields on February 13th, 2014 in a supplemental budget. We are thrilled that leadership made this down payment and we will continue to work to secure the remaining $45 million needed to keep the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund going for five years.

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Learn More

  • MassDevelopment’s brownfields page
  • Boston Globe editorial
  • Projects funded 1998-FY2012
  • Projects funded FY2013
  • Press Release: New MassINC Poll Shows Strong Statewide Support for Brownfields Redevelopment Fund (April 2014)

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If you would like to join this effort, please contact our executive director André Leroux.