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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Brownfields Cleanup & Redevelopment
in the Pacific Southwest

A Brownfields site is land -
the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

Region 9's Brownfields Program works to clean up and redevelop potentially contaminated lands in the Pacific Southwest region, making it easier for such lands to become vital, functioning parts of their communities. The material below describes Brownfields activities within Region 9's states, tribes, and territories. EPA's national Brownfields and Land Revitalization site provides information on applying for Brownfields grants, recent legislation, news, and more.

2012 Workforce Development Grant Winners Announced


I-710 Corridor Initiative
Progress Toward Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup

Brownfields Grantee Successes »


Featured Projects »

Oakland Affordable Housing

In California, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) used $200,000 in Recovery Act funds to clean up a 1.5 acre industrial site for redevelopment of affordable housing in the final phase of an ongoing community project. In the past, OHA partnered with a local affordable housing non-profit, the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation and a developer, the Related Companies, to clean up and transform the site into Lion Creek Crossings, which includes 367 units of mixed income housing, a park with a restored creek and wetland, and space for several non-profits including Head Start, a Boys & Girls Club, a computer lab, and a financial literacy center.

Oakland Affordable Housing (PDF) (2 pp, 410K)

West Fresno

Brownfields Project Completed in West Fresno
Improving awareness on brownfields issues and increasing the capacity of the West Fresno community to organize and facilitate community-led revitalization of brownfield properties in their area. Feature Story

National City

The National City Pilot National City has received Brownfields grants for conducting environmental site assessments and developing cleanup plans, while empowering the Westside Neighborhood to improve public health and well-being, and developing affordable housing and enhancing employment opportunities. Feature Story

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Reno Sparks facility

Nevada Tribal Community Transforms Contaminated Property EPA and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony partnered to clean up a former industrial site in Reno, Nevada. Feature Story & Video | Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Exiting EPA (disclaimer) | Nevada's Brownfields Program Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

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