Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
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Brownfields

Brownfields

The goal of this project is to identify, prioritize and assess Brownfields properties and to conduct cleanup planning for the sustainable redevelopment of contaminated properties.  Brownfield sites can include residential, commercial or industrial parcels of land.

Many communities served by UERPC have utilized the Brownfields Assessment Grants to return properties exhibiting signs of potential contamination back to a productive reuse.  This process helps communities achieve many benefits.  Contact Rachelle Howe for more information.

Derelict Building Grant Program

The Derelict Building Program is available for Iowa towns of 5,000 or fewer residents’  to address neglected commercial or public structures that have sat vacant for at least 6 months.

Annual application deadline is typically towards the end of February each year for applicants who are seeking funding assistance with conducting asbestos inspections, asbestos abatement, structural engineering analysis, phase I and phase II site assessments, building deconstruction and building renovation expenses. Contact Michelle Barness for more information or visit the Derelict Building website.