- Economic Development
- Brownfield Sites
Brownfield Site Nominations
Reclaiming Contaminated Property
The City of Stevens Point was the recipient of a Communitywide Brownfield Assessment Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA’s Brownfields Program works to prevent, assess, safely cleanup, and sustainably reuse brownfields. The EPA defines brownfields as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The City, through the Redevelopment Authority will use this grant to create an inventory of commercial and industrial brownfield sites and conduct initial environmental assessments. Revitalizing brownfield sites provides many benefits to the City, including blight elimination and increased property values.
The Redevelopment Authority is seeking potential brownfield sites that meet the following criteria:
- The site has been or is of current or recent interest to a developer, for which the availability of funding for environmental assessment costs would enhance the likelihood of redevelopment on the site.
- Abandoned sites that are a significant blighting influence, a potential threat to public welfare or the environment.
- There is real or perceived contamination on vacant, abandoned, or underutilized property.
- If contamination is known to be present, the funding cannot be used to relieve the responsible party of the costs for investigating something for which they have a legal obligation.
Nominate a Site Now
To nominate a brownfield site that you think is a candidate for inclusion in the City of Stevens Point’s U.S. EPA Brownfields Grants Assessment Program, Submit a Brownfield Site Nomination Form.