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Brownfields

Region 3's Brownfields Success Stories

Region 3's Brownfields Success Stories highlight the accomplishments of EPA Brownfields grantees in the Mid-Atlantic Region. These accomplishments include transforming brownfields into thriving new centers of commerce and industry; creating jobs through cleanup and reuse; formatting innovative partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and private-sector stakeholders such as developers and lenders; training residents of brownfields communities for high-wage environmental careers; and countless other examples of how brownfields restoration has positively impacted local economies and the quality of life for neighboring communities. Please note that the examples below are a sampling of Brownfields success stories. This list is not intended to be a full inventory of all Brownfields projects.

Success Story Name Date City/ County State Grant Type Keywords
Roanoke Railway to Reuse 2018 Roanoke VA Cleanup 3
Revitalizing Rural Virginia 2018 Pulaski VA Assessment 3
Empowered by Innovation 2018 Philadelphia PA Revolving Loan Fund 3
Carlisle Goes Vertical 2018 Carlisle PA Assessment 3
Repowering a Historic Landmark 2017 Ambler PA Revolving Loan Fund 3
The Past Is Prologue for Taylor Colliery 2017 Taylor Borough PA Cleanup 3
A Renovated Building Gets Back to Its Roots 2017 Roanoke VA Assessment 3
From Abandoned School to Main Event 2017 Weirton WV Cleanup 3
Former Football Field Scores a Victory at Home 2017 Newell WV Assessment 3
A Former Coal Mine Springs to Life 2017 Weirton WV Cleanup 3
Redevelopment Gets Fired Up 2017 Norristown PA Cleanup 3
Giving Credit Where It’s Due 2017 Roanoke VA Cleanup 3
Luxury Living with an Industrial Legacy 2017 Pittsburgh PA Cleanup 3
Forging a New Future in Steel Country 2017 Beech Bottom WV Cleanup 3
A Local Manufacturing Expansion Takes Flight 2017 Wellsburg WV Cleanup 3
Dishing Up a New Business Park 2017 Chester WV Cleanup 3
A Former Brownfield is Now Home to a Successful Brownfields Developer 2006 Wilmington DE Assessment  
11/11 Light Street Apartments 2006 Baltimore MD Assessment  
Allentown Waterfront  2005, 2010 Allentown PA Assessment, Targeted Brownfields Assessment  
American Can Company 1995 Baltimore MD Assessment  
Canton Crossing 2009 Baltimore MD Assessment  
Edgewater Redevelopment Project 2010 Oakmont PA Revolving Loan Fund  
From Wasted Lot to Reading Hot‐Spot 2012 Shepherdstown WV Cleanup  
Oliverio’s Italian Style Peppers 2001, 2006 Clarksburg WV Assessment, Cleanup  
Paseo Verde South Apartments 2010 Philadelphia PA Assessment  
Slate Belt YMCA 2010, 2012 Pen Argyl PA Assessment, Targeted Brownfields Assessment  
The Adamston Commons 2006 Clarksburg WV Cleanup  
The Gunther Brewery & Apartments 2009 Baltimore MD Assessment  
Union Mill Apartments 2009 Baltimore MD Assessment  
Union Wharf Waterfront Apartments 2009 Baltimore MD Assessment  
Valley Supply Distribution Center 2001, 2005 Clarksburg WV Assessment, Cleanup  
Winston Commons 2003 Philadelphia PA Assessment  
Woodberry Apartments and Offices 2002 Baltimore MD Assessment  
A Tale of Two Cities: Ranson and Charles Town, WV  2014 Ranson and Charles Town WV Assessment  
A Vision of Liberty is Realized  2008 Philadelphia PA Targeted Brownfields Assessment  
Area With an Industrial Legacy Becomes a Community Asset  2010 Bucks County PA Revolving Loan Fund, Cleanup  
Assessment Grant Opens the Door for Redevelopment  2012 Johnstown PA Assessment  
Bell Hall: A Brownfields to Burgers Story 2010 Allentown PA Assessment  
Brownfield Reborn as Aspinwall Riverfront Park 2011 Millvale PA Assessment  
Brownfields Revitalization Transforms the Lower Schuylkill 2012 Philadelphia PA Cleanup  
Center Wheeling: Now Open for Business  2006 Wheeling WV Assessment  
Civic Works' Baltimore Center for Green Careers  2012 Baltimore MD Job Training  
Creating a Niche Neighborhood Environment  2003 Philadelphia PA Assessment  
EPA Region III Brownfields Pilot Best Practices 1990 Johnstown PA Pilot  
Frankford Creek Urban Revitalization Housing Project 2003 Philadelphia PA Assessment  
From Slag to Riches 1998 Pittsburgh PA Pilot  
Homewood Senior Housing Pittsburgh, PA 2009 Pittsburgh PA Assessment  
Lancaster County, PA and the Roberto Clemente Park 1998 Lancaster PA Assessment  
Magnificent Transformation of Cecil B. Moore Home Ownership Zone 1996 Philadelphia PA Assessment  
Memorial Homes: Industrial Use to Affordable Housing 2008 Lycoming County PA Assessment  
Nicetown Court Housing Sparks Revitalization of Corridor 2006 Philadelphia PA Assessment  
Overbrook Urban Environmental Education Center 2004 Philadelphia PA Targeted Brownfields Assessment  
Quality Glass Site Now a Quality Kayak Launch 2007 Monongalia County WV Cleanup  
Reclaiming Abandoned Mine Lands One Parcel at a Time 2015 Luzerne County PA Cleanup  
Redeveloping Brownfields to Enhance a Community's Long-term Quality of Life 2001 Cape Charles VA Pilot  
Redevelopment Opportunities Taking Hold in Baltimore 1998 Baltimore MD Cleanup  
Rehabilitated Site Provides New Opportunity for Small Business Owner  2010 Richmond VA Assessment  
Removing Trash Reveals Nature's Treasures  2008 Lancaster County PA Assessment  
Stone Creek Outdoor Classroom and Community Park 2010 Pennington Gap VA Targeted Brownfields Assessment  
The Right Prescription: Pharmaceutical Company Brings Relief to Richmond 1999 Richmond VA Pilot  
Where The National Trail Meets PEA Region 3, A Phase I ESA Made A Difference 2010 Wampum PA Assessment  
Wilmington, Delaware - Paving its Brownfields “Green” 2001 Wilmington DE Assessment