Brownfield Redevelopment

Working collaboratively with regulatory agencies and property owners, we have developed a new paradigm for Brownfield redevelopment and cleanup. Cleanups are market-driven and our solutions drive successful transactions. “Can’t” isn’t in our vocabulary.

Brownfields are sites with known or suspected contamination caused by hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants, petroleum or petroleum products, or controlled substances. Brownfields sites can be underused or abandoned land, and opportunities for economic and community development are restricted. MFA designs and implements effective Brownfield solutions that maximize our clients’ returns on investment while minimizing liabilities. When properly conceived and implemented, Brownfield redevelopment can protect public health and the environment, increase investment, and create long-term improvements in housing, jobs, recreational opportunities, open space, and public facilities.

Our Thoughts
As we continue to stress the value of urban infill and avoid the costs of sprawl, the thoughtful adaptive re-use of our many brownfield sites becomes even more important. These properties offer the potential of increased economic activity and most often significant community building.

- Jim Darling, Principal Planner MFA, Adjunct Faculty, Huxley College, Western Washington University

EPA Proposes Designating PFAS as Hazardous Substances under CERCLA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on August 26, 2022, that it is proposing to designate two of the most common and most studied PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) compounds as hazardous substances under the...

Erik Naylor Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Petroleum, Sediment, Solid Waste and Recycling
Should You Be Pursuing an EPA Brownfields Grant? Now is the Time to Decide

Why first-movers may see advantages this year It’s the most wonderful time of the year, sort of. EPA recently released updates related to this year’s competition for grants in its Brownfields Program. The 2022 call for grant applications...

Sarah Sieloff Brownfield Redevelopment, Local and State Agencies, Planning & Community Development
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Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP

Principal Planner