What is a brownfield?

Brownfields are defined as 'real property,' the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which is complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in brownfields properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands. 
 

What is our mission?

  • To develop a self-sustaining model program for the identification, assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of brownfield sites;

  • To raise awareness of business owners, developers, landowners, and lenders regarding economic incentives and innovative financing mechanisms for redevelopment;

  • To bring citizens, environmental regulatory agencies, consultants, developers, landowners, and lenders to the table to redevelop Brownfield sites;

  • To promote community education and communication; and 

  • To assess and help resolve other barriers to urban redevelopment such as zoning and permitting criteria, level of trained workers, crime, etc.

How do I participate in the Brownfields Program?

Please visit our Brownfields Designation Process page.

You can access more information on the Brownfields Program by clicking on the following links:

Brownfields Mapping Tools


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
Jody McDaniel, Brownfields Coordinator
Planning and Development Department
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7855
brownfields@coj.net