Free Brownfields Workshop - Register Today! Cost is free and lunch will be provided Registration is required by September 8 as space is limited
(If you need help with your registration, please contact Sheree Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-6519)
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Brownfields Program and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State Universitypresent this free workshop to help communities learn about Brownfields properties and how to fund successful redevelopments through different available resources. The workshop will focus on identifying State, Federal, and other financial and technical resources to address environmental and redevelopment issues for communities in Iowa. Often vibrant community spaces such as housing, parks, trails, and job-creating businesses can be developed on previously used sites, including brownfields.
Registration sign-in and refreshments will begin at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. will run until 4:00* p.m.
(Please note: the building does not open until 9:00 a.m.)
INVITATION (PDF) AGENDA (PDF - draft)
Topics will include:
• What is a Brownfield and Steps for Successful Redevelopment
• State and Federal Planning, Technical and Financial Assistance for Brownfields
• Rural and Regional Brownfield Funding Resources
• How to Leverage Resources
• Success Stories– Speakers from surrounding area.
* There will be a special session from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. for any participants planning to submit an assessment or cleanup grant application for the 2017 EPA brownfield grant competition.
What are Brownfields?
Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station or other potentially contaminated property that is impeding your communities’ future growth? Sites like these are considered Brownfields.
Why Redevelop Brownfields?
Putting these sites back into use decreases blight, creates jobs, generates additional tax revenues, saves municipal costs, and spurs economic development in the surrounding area.
Who Should Attend?
* local government
* economic development staff
* community grant writers
* community members
* commercial realestate brokers, developers, lenders & consultants
* regional economic development agencies,
* city and regional planners
* those interested in financial resources for local redevelopment