Contact Information

Sarah Bowker
Communications Director

419 Charles E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276

CEDIK@lsv.uky.edu

Program | Brownfield Technical Assistance

Program | Brownfield Technical Assistance

Registration Now Open

Brownfield Boot Camp | April 1st & 2nd
At the Scott County Extension Office

Interested in learning how the brownfield program can support your community’s redevelopment efforts?
 
Join us at our free two-day workshop to learn how to utilize services offered by the brownfield program. Choose the right track for you. Learn the basics in our introductory track or prepare for submitting a grant this year with a deep dive on day two.

Day One (Monday, April 1st) - Introduction to downtown revitalization and the brownfield redevelopment process. Learn about funding opportunities, community engagement strategies and how to collect and utilize data.

Day Two (Tuesday, April 2nd) - Explore components of an EPA Brownfield proposal and dive deeper into what it takes to craft a successful application.

There is no cost to attend! If you are interested in attending both days, please make sure to register for both days. Email kierstenm.oleary@ky.gov with any questions. This program is co-led by CEDIK and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Department of Environmental Protection Brownfield Program.

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Program | Brownfield Technical Assistance

CEDIK, along with Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Department of Environmental Protection Brownfield Program, offers technical assistance for brownfield redevelopment.

WHAT ARE BROWNFIELDS?

Brownfields are found in neighborhoods and communities across the nation.  Abandoned buildings, former factories, and other blighted structures may be in urban or rural areas – and are often concentrated in low-income, underserved or marginalized communities.  As such, brownfields share common ground with issues involving environmental justice.

Examples include:

  • Former gas stations, auto repair shops
  • Former dry cleaning establishments
  • Former factories, schools, hospitals
  • Buildings with asbestos, lead, and other hazardous materials
  • Abandoned landfills, old mining sites, vacated lots, fallow land
  • Old railyards and shipyards

Although brownfield properties are problems for a community, they can be redeveloped and turned into opportunities to clean up the environment, boost the local economy, and build a stronger community.  Brownfields can be redeveloped by private developers, local governments or through public-private partnerships.

Brownfields can become:

  • A remodeled building with energy efficient features
  • Riverfront with entertainment and restaurants
  • Park or recreation area
  • New retail/commercial property
  • Residential housing
  • Community center
  • Community gardens or farmers markets

What does a brownfield redevelopment planning process involve?

browfields process graphic

Learn more through the Brownfield Redevelopment Webinar Series

View our recorded webinars and sign up to join us for the next in the series!

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Program Contact:

Shane Barton

Downtown Revitalization Coordinator, CEDIK

(859) 218-3903 shane.barton@uky.edu 320 C.E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546

Contact Information

Sarah Bowker
Communications Director

419 Charles E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276

CEDIK@lsv.uky.edu