Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized
industrial or commercial sites with the potential for contamination.
The Department of Commerce, with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provides financial and technical
support to developers in the redevelopment of brownfields located in
the City of Philadelphia. This support includes:
- 100-percent funding of Phase I Environmental Site
Assessments on select brownfields. Ownership of these sites may be
public or private.
- 75-percent funding, up to $200,000, of Phase II Environmental
Site Assessments on select brownfields. Ownership may be public or
- 75-percent funding, up to $1 million for remedial
activities on publicly owned brownfields.
- technical assistance for the procurement of a
2-percent loan with a five-year payback from the states Department
of Community and Economic Development for 75 percent of the cost of
remediation of a brownfield.
- Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. A 2-percent
loan with a 10-year payback schedule for remediation of eligible contaminants.
Federal funds managed by the Department of Commerce and PIDC.
- technical assistance with site selection and research
on economic development incentives provided by the City of Philadelphia.
Manager of Brownfield Redevelopment Commerce Department
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through its Land Recycling and Environmental
Remediation Standards Act (Act 2 of 1995), provides financial incentives
to businesses to transform vacant brownfields into safe, productive
Land Recycling Program firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and recent funding incentives
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST)
22 S. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
General Information: 717-783-6798
Schmidt Site in 1999 before demolition.
Developer Tower Investments
Piazza; N. 2nd St.
Located on a 5-acre portion on the south side of the former Schmidts
Brewery, new complex will comprise four new buildings, conversion of
two vacant former warehouses, 100,000 sq. ft. ground-floor commercial
space and 414 apartments, all surrounding a public plaza modeled after
Schmidts; 1101-47 N. 2nd St.
124 apartments, 124 townhouses, 700-car parking garage and 120,000 square
feet of commercial space.
Cumberland Street Site
Developer New Kensington CDC
Greensgrow: inventive reuse of a brownfield on
Cumberland Street in New Kensington