Successful brownfields reuse and redevelopment depends on early consideration of the potential future uses for each site. Local community priorities, market conditions, infrastructure availability, environmental contamination, public health issues, and local ordinances all shape brownfield site reuse opportunities. The purpose of the Brownfield Task Force is to develop inventories of brownfield sites within Fulton County, to use these components to prioritize the inventory, and to participate in community involvement activities, incorporating community input into developing a range of potential site reuse plans for the brownfields.
Brownfield Task Force
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Brownfield Task Force Meetings
CRG’s EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Public Meetings:
Center for Regional Growth
BROWNFIELD OUTREACH SESSION
First Quarter 2024
Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) will be conducting a
community outreach to discuss the ongoing Brownfield initiatives in Fulton County.
Due to Fulton County’s long industrial history, numerous brownfields exist in the county’s urban centers and waterways. These can take the form of an abandoned gas station, a dilapidated manufacturing facility, an empty warehouse and more. They are at minimum an eyesore and may possibly be a hazard.
In an attempt to revitalize the area and increase development opportunities in Fulton County, CRG is identifying these previously active industrial sites which are now abandoned or run-down. These sites may or may not contain hazardous materials or byproducts from their former use. To address the unknown environmental issues, CRG received an EPA Brownfield Assessment grant to establish a Brownfields Program that identifies, assesses, investigates, completes community outreach, and creates conceptual site reuse plans.
We will provide an overview of:
- What is a Brownfield
- The U.S. EPA Brownfield Program
- Actions completed to date
- Summary of Sites identified to date
- Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program
- Upcoming Actions
We look forward to seeing everyone
Date: TBD, early 2024
Time: one hour
Location: Fulton County Center for Regional Growth
Brownfield Outreach Session
Next session is planned for early 2024
Zoom link will be added here:
Topic: Fulton County Brownfield Program – Community Outreach
Past Public Meetings:
December 12, 2022
July 7, 2022
Assessing and remediating a brownfield site leads to new development opportunities, which enhances neighborhood property values and increases the municipal tax base.
Redeveloped properties may also create more walkable communities, helping residents who might not have access to vehicles have safer access to schools, hospitals, and grocery stores. An additional benefit is the ability for a municipality to generate funds through an increase in local taxes. This growth and renewal can create jobs. Two recent studies indicated cleaning up brownfield sites can lead to a 5-15 percent increase in value of properties located 1.29 miles from a site.