The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Investigation and cleanup of brownfield sites is regulated by state environmental agencies in cooperation with the EPA. Many state and federal programs provide funding, technical and assessment help, and tax incentives.
Brownfield sites can be redeveloped in numerous ways. They can be reused for housing, or for new commercial or industrial development, or green spaces for recreational use. Many brownfields are used for the development of renewable energy sources such as wind farms, solar arrays, and geothermal plants. Most already have existing electrical and transmission capacity and are zoned for industrial use, making them ideal for energy generation.
For more information on brownfields and land revitalization, please contact R. Baker & Son at 732-222-3553.
R. Baker & Son
1 Globe Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701