Wolf River Brownfields Assessment Grant

What is a Brownfield?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines a brownfield as real property which may be contaminated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Some examples of brownfield properties may be former junkyards, gasoline stations, dry cleaners or vacant land exposed at some time to contaminants. See examples of potential brownfield sites.
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The work of this grant concluded on June 30, 2013. View a report of the grant activity completed. View an Executive Summary of the final report.

View a presentation featuring converted brownfield sites.

Why Redevelop Brownfields? Brownfield contamination impacts redevelopment and reinvesment opportunties in our community. When Brownfields are assessed cleaned up and returned to productive use, our community benefits. Economic benefits include increased tax revenue, job growth and safer neighborhoods.

View additional information from the Tennessee State Department of Environment and Conservation.


Summaries of Completed Grant Funded Environmental Assessments Executive Summaries for Completed Phase I Assessment projects approved by the Brownfield Council are available by clicking on the links below
Executive Summaries for Completed Phase II Assessment projects approved by the Brownfield Council are available by clicking on the links below
For further information contact Felicia Harris, Brownfield Council Coordinator by phone at 636-7354 or email.

What are the Grant Boundaries? The Wolf River Brownfields Assessment Project area is a 25-mile-long by two-mile-wide corridor along the Wolf River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, which flows west through the county and northern sector of the City of Memphis. The corridor encompasses approximately 50 square miles of urban and mixed land uses including the river floodplain, adjoining urban neighborhoods, and the western side of downtown Memphis south to Crump Boulevard.

The Grant Project Area contains four target areas: the Wolf River harbor, The New Chicago Community, the Hollywood/Midtown North Community and the Wolf River Greenway and Conservation Corridor.

View the project area Wolf River Project Area Map.

Review the final report for this grant project.