Tonya E. Hodges
Community Services Interim Director
Office: 501-340-3376
Cell: 501-541-7319

Quinn Potter, Administrator
Office: 501-340-3594

Pulaski County Brownfields

The Pulaski County Community Services Brownfields Program promotes economic development, and protects the environment to build a better community. This is achieved through assessing possibly contaminated properties and assisting with clean-up.

The program is federally funded through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants and has invested over $4.3 million dollars of federal funding into assessing and cleaning up over 100 brownfield sites in Pulaski County.

What Are Brownfields?

Brownfields are underutilized or abandoned properties in which future development is complicated by the perception or presence of environmental contaminants.

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Petroleum
  • Chemical
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Gas Stations
  • Grain Elevators
  • Landfills
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Heavy Metals
  • Industrial Sites

If you think there is environmental contamination and you are not responsible you may be eligible for Brownfields funding.

Contact Pulaski County Brownfields Administrator Quinn Potter at 501-340-3594 or for the  Brownfields Pre-Screening form.

The Pulaski County Brownfields Program Can Provide:

Financial Resources

  • Free environmental assessments for qualifying redevelopment projects in Pulaski County
  • Low interest (0-2% interest) environmental clean-up loan funds to aid redevelopment
  • Grants to nonprofits for environmental clean-up to aid redevelopment
  • Technical Guidance
  • Identification of Brownfields
  • Consultations with property owners, developers & prospective purchasers
  • Assistance with state or federal regulatory agency programs
  • Phase I and Phase II site assessments
  • Review of environmental documentation on redevelopment sites

Brownfields Program Benefits

The Brownfields Program offers many benefits to developers and to the community.

  • Clean up potentially hazardous contamination to protect people and the planet
  • Protect historic sites
  • Bring new life to abandoned buildings and vacant lots
  • Turn eyesores into beautiful spaces
  • Brownfields are less expensive than clean land and in good locations surrounded by already existing infrastructure
  • Cleanup costs can be offset by the Brownfields Program
  • Financing can be combined with other financial incentives such as Historic Tax Credits and PACE program