Revitalizing our city through property rehabilitation
The City of Durham’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program is designed to transition eligible properties from underutilized, potentially contaminated sites to new useful purposes.
Welcome to the City of Durham Brownfields Assessment Program website. Here you will find information about program guidelines, activities and accomplishments. We encourage you to check back regularly to keep informed about Durham’s latest brownfields assessment projects and upcoming milestones. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on program guidelines and definitions and to explore how the program may benefit a property owner, community organization, or a developer interested in rehabilitating a brownfield property.
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, Durham is actively seeking opportunities to engage residents and community organizations that want to understand more about the City’s Brownfields Assessment Program, and to recruit residents to assist with outreach efforts. The City is also seeking property owners and developers interested in revitalizing potential brownfield properties. Attending a Durham Brownfields Community Task Force meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about the City’s brownfields program and to provide feedback. For more information please contact the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
Our Community Benefits in the Following Ways
We help convert abandoned properties into properties that generate revenue and jobs!
We help remove eyesores and dilapidated structures.
Our program helps create full-time, sustainable jobs as a result.
Through our grants and experts, we help study and mitigate known environmental contamination.
Grant $ Awarded for Property Development
Clearly VISIBLE Benefits!
Our program helps make Durham a diverse, welcoming and innovative community.
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Former Durham Police Headquarters entered into North Carolina Brownfields Program
Based on the findings of the initial Phase I/II activities and the proposed reuse of the property moving forward, the site has been deemed eligible for entry into the North Carolina Brownfields Program (NCBP) pending successful negotiation of a Brownfields...
City Hosts Brownfields Open House
The City of Durham and the Durham Brownfields Community Task Force will host a Brownfields Open House on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Durham County Administration Building II, Conference Room 461 located at 201 East Main Street in Durham, NC. The...
Durham Awarded EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant
The City of Durham recently kicked off a three-year (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2021) United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant. The City was notified in mid-2018 of the award and has been preparing for the start...