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Forging Partnerships
Create Demand for Cleaned up Properties

Forging Partnerships

Retail/Commercial Partnerships (PDF) (4 pp, 14K, About PDF)
EPA is looking for private sector partnerships with companies willing to promote retail/commercial reuses by locating and opening new operations on petroleum contaminated brownfields properties. Through a partnership with EPA, private sector entities could commit to a company-wide goal of locating a certain percentage of its planned new shops/businesses on petroleum contaminated brownfields properties. Alternatively, the company may identify sites-specific petroleum contaminated brownfield properties and commit to locate new operations on the specified sites.

Residential/Housing Partnership (PDF) (4 pp, 14K, About PDF)
To promote residential development and housing, EPA is working with Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Habitat for Humanity International Exit EPA Disclaimer, and other organizations. Under this partnership, EPA and its partners work together to leverage public and private resources, streamline petroleum contaminated brownfield site cleanups which target abandoned gas stations, and create an opportunity to reuse these properties for public and private housing.

Ecological/Recreational Partnership (PDF) (4 pp, 14K, About PDF)
EPA has an established partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council Exit EPA Disclaimer (WHC) to promote ecological/recreational reuse at petroleum contaminated brownfields properties. WHC is committed to facilitating the ecological/recreational reuse of petroleum contaminated properties. WHC provides design expertise to maximize the ecological benefit of the reuse and can bring together all the key parties in a community to help reuse petroleum contaminated properties for parks, wetlands, and other ecological and recreational uses. EPA wants to expand this partnership to other private and public sector entities to focus on abandoned gas stations and other petroleum contaminated lands. Public and private sector partners could invest in communities by reusing abandoned gas stations and other brownfields properties for ecological/recreational purposes.

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