Brownfields

BrownfieldLike all communities, Springfield has properties that are abandoned, under-used or blighted. These properties, or Brownfields, are everywhere, in both urban and rural areas.  A brownfield property can be:

  • a former lumberyard
  • a former service station
  • a feed mill abandoned in the 1950s
  • a vacant city lot where a factory burned down years ago.

The City of Springfield's Brownfields Program works to assess, clean up, and facilitate the redevelopment / reuse of potentially contaminated properties known as "brownfields" within the city of Springfield. The program works in cooperation with Region 7 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The program provides incentives for qualifying properties, including free Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments, cleanup planning, technical assistance, and low-to-no interest loans and subgrants for site remediation.

Brownfields Funding Resources

moxySpotlight Projects

Moxy Hotel

O’Reilly Hospitality is transforming the historic Medical Arts Building into a boutique hotel with help from a $300,000 Brownfields Remediation Loan through the City’s Economic Vitality Office. 

The loan is helping to facilitate the environmental cleanup and revitalization of this eight-story vacant historic landmark at 430 South, the largest remaining undeveloped property in downtown Springfield.   

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Springfield, the birthplace of Route 66, has been working with EPA for over 20 years to revitalize industrial and automotive sites around the city. Springfield has leveraged more than $8 million in Brownfields funding and technical assistance to redevelop mills, bulk oil stations, auto salvage and recycling facilities, filling stations, a quarry, and rail sites. In total, the city has conducted over 300 environmental site assessments. Read full story at EPA.gov.

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