National Brownfield Association: The National Brownfield Association, headquartered in Chicago, is the leading non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of brownfields. It provides the critical information needed to transform the brownfields located in Southeast Chicago into world-class public parks and recreational areas. The coalition partners in this grant included: Chicago Heights, Ford Heights, and Sauk Village. brownfield sites in the city of Chicago. California Federal Brownfield Site Location Directory. How do I suggest a potential brownfield site? Note: In general, Brownfield sites have less severe contamination than Superfund sites, which often contain toxic waste and pose a serious and immediate threat to human health and/or the environment. Remediating brownfields can bring significant return on investment - a median return of $16 in total investment for every $1 of state investment (IIRA 2005) A national survey of municipalities found that 64 communities determined that local tax revenues generated from redeveloped brownfield sites totaled $233 million (US Conference of Mayors, 2006) The project involved nine sites in Southeast Chicago, including seven CPD-owned or The Illinois Brownfields Redevelopment Loan Program offers low interest loans to support efforts by local governments and private parties to clean up brownfields sites that have already been assessed for contamination. A conservative estimate of industrial brownfields in Chicago, excluding formerly residential property, would be 5,200 acres. Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The proposed cleanup under the Brownfield Cleanup Grant will include the reduction of trichloroethylene (TCE) concentrations to Chicago Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) regarding the 1807- 1815 North Kimball Avenue Site located in Chicago, Illinois (herein referred to as âthe Siteâ). The Land Revitalization Program in Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, is focused on restoring land and other natural resources into sustainable community assets that maximize beneficial economic, ecological and social uses to ensure protection of human health and the environment. creation of strategies for brownfield reuse and access improvements. The estimate of nonresidential brownfield sites (all publicly listed sites plus formerly industrial and commercial sites) ranges from a low of 600 acres in Milwaukee to more The Chicago Brownfields Initiative makes brown-fields redevelopment as attractive as developing any other desirable prop-erty. A Brownfields site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. Chicago Park District and others, all working to improve the quality of life for all Chicagoans through the brownfields revitalization. These cleanups take place under the Illinois EPA's voluntary Site Remediation Program. Public participation and assistance identifying potential sites for assessment activities is encouraged and welcomed. Chicago developers are making bold plays to turn long-vacant brownfield sites, obsolete industrial corridors, and underutilized historic buildings into sprawling megadevelopments. Cook County Federal Brownfield Site Locations Illinois The Land of Lincoln Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.