Brownfields can adversely impact human health, decrease the value of surrounding properties, deter potential investments, and represent a significant safety hazard to the community if left unaddressed.

We help communities create environmental benefits and tax revenue-generating properties by assessing, safely cleaning up, and reusing brownfields. The EPA brownfields program funding helps return properties exhibiting signs of potential contamination back to productive reuse. Our team of planners, environmental scientists, and grant writers work to:

  • Secure funding, formulate and develop planning goals, sharpen community vision, and redevelopment strategies
  • Reinvent urban cores to generate economic, social, and recreational spaces and environments
  • Procure EPA grants for communities (61 successful grants totaling more than $15.9 million to date)
  • Reclaim blighted parcels (more than 200 to date)

Brownfield Services

  • Federal Grant Applications
  • State Funding Assistance Requests
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) & Phase II ESAs
  • Site Sampling Plans
  • Community and Public Outreach
    • Brochure development
    • GIS-enabled project websites
    • Facilitating key stakeholder meetings
    • Open house and public official presentations
  • Agency Coordination
  • Stakeholder Coordination
  • Cleanup Alternatives Analysis
  • Cleanup Planning and Remediation
  • Redevelopment Planning

HR Green and Waterloo Receive EPA Phoenix Award in Region 7

HR Green and the City of Waterloo are excited to announce that they received the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phoenix Award in Region 7 for the Jefferson Street Corridor. The awards reflect the progression of brownfield redevelopment over the past 20+ years by recognizing extraordinary practitioners and projects.

Brownfield Redevelopment
Developing a proposal for EPA’s Brownfields Program can be challenging; however, preparation and planning can eliminate many frustrations associated with writing the grants. HR Green has helped communities of all sizes evaluate possible projects and assist with the development of a successful brownfields program. From grant writing through project implementation and site development, our team can assist you every step of the way.
A Guide To
A Guide To
EPA Brownfield Redevelopment
Brownfields can pose serious challenges to communities, but they also hold immense potential for renewal and growth. Our Guide to EPA Brownfield Redevelopment assists communities in understanding EPA Brownfield Program funding opportunities, prepositioning, site assessments, and brownfield redevelopment challenges. Join us in revitalizing neighborhoods and promoting sustainable development