Revitalization of buildings and land through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields programs, allows Pulaski County to have a significant role in the economic development of Central Arkansas. “A brownfield is a property where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or containment. It is estimated there are more than 450,000 brownfield sites in the U.S.”
According to the EPA, when cleanup is completed, the Brownfields Program can increase residential property values 5% – 15% near brownfields sites and increase local tax revenues.
Pulaski County encourages land owners and potential land owners who wish to redevelopment but development has been complicated to do issues listed above to complete the information. This information is a used as a pre-screening tool for the Brownfields Program Administrator. If the property is a good fit for the program, the administrator will request additional information to complete the application process.