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Community Benefits

  • Reduces the amount of human exposure to potentially hazardous environmental contaminants
  • Encourages productive reuse of blighted properties
  • Promotes community revitalization
  • Creates employment opportunities

Development Benefits

  • Existing infrastructure available on many sites
  • Low interest loans for assessment and cleanup
  • Increased State Loan Guarantees for improved lending opportunities
  • Liability protection
  • Regulatory benefits
  • Technical Assistance

Financial Incentives

  • Financial assistance towards Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and remediation
  • Façade, landscape, infrastructure and sign improvement grants available for sites located within designated redevelopment districts
  • $2,500+ Job Bonus Refund for each new job created by an eligible business on or abutting a site with a Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement.
  • State Loan Guarantees for primary lenders up to 50% for Brownfield sites, or 75% if the property is redeveloped as affordable housing, or healthcare facility or provider.
  • For sites with a BSRA:
    • 50% Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit annually on all eligible costs
    • 50% One-Time VCTC on eligible solid waste removal costs
    • +25% additional VCTC on eligible costs when cleanup is complete
    • +25% additional VCTC if the property is redeveloped with affordable housing, or healthcare facility or provider
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