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Brownfield Redevelopment

The Brownfield Redevelopment Division strategy includes creating and retaining jobs, generating new sources of revenue for local governments, schools and county programs; encouraging redevelopment of vacant abandoned properties, promoting the County Greenspace Plan. Cuyahoga County Department of Development, Brownfield Redevelopment Division provides assistance and expertise in returning brownfield sites to viable community and economic assets. Our dedicated staff work closely with applicants and environmental consultants to facilitate the assessment and cleanup process.

Community Assessment Initiative (CAI)
The County provides professional services to conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments on brownfields contaminated with hazardous substances and/or petroleum products in Cuyahoga County. 
Commercial Property Reutilization (CPR)
The County’s Fund to assist with environmental cleanup on brownfields contaminated with hazardous substances and/or petroleum products in Cuyahoga County. Find out if your project may be eligible for County assistance.

USEPA Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF) is an alternative source of cleanup funding for brownfield sites throughout Cuyahoga County.
Clean Ohio Fund
The State of Ohio’s Fund for environmental assessment and cleanup of eligible brownfield sites.
Brownfield Tax Incentives
The Brownfields Expensing Tax Incentive is intended to spur the cleanup and revitalization of brownfield properties by allowing taxpayers to immediately reduce their taxable income by the cost of their eligible cleanup expenses.