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 using the site navigation on the upper-left side of this page or you can click on the following links:

Brownfields Designation Process
Financial Incentive Programs
Brownfields Mapping Tools
Brownfields Contact Information
Brownfields Assessment Grant Program

Jody McDaniel, Brownfields Coordinator
Planning and Development Department
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7810