Benefits of Cleanup and Redevelopment

Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment in Minnesota Report – 2020

Minnesota Brownfields and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently partnered to release the 2020 “Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment in Minnesota” publication.  This report highlights how redevelopment of idled, contaminated commercial and industrial properties can enable economic growth and community revitalization, while improving the environment for all Minnesotans.

Infographic: Environmental Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

This one-page infographic summarizes some key environmental benefits of brownfield redevelopment.

Infographic: Economic Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

This one-page infographic summarizes some key economic benefits of brownfield redevelopment.

Infographic: Community Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

This one-page infographic summarizes some key community benefits of brownfield redevelopment.

How does the Brownfield Redevelopment Process Work?

View this info-graphic made in partnership with the City of Saint Paul to discover the process of turning a brownfield into a new piece of development. Discover who is involved and what are the necessary steps to transform blighted land into a promising future for the community.

Podcast: Minnesota Brownfields’ former Executive Director Martha Faust is Featured on Metropolitan Council’s PlanIt Series – September 8, 2017

Listen to an informative podcast on brownfield redevelopment and the issues that are currently facing Minnesota. Along with discussing trends and practices, Martha Faust dives into the the thought process behind redevelopment. Click here to listen to the podcast.

The PlanIt podcast series focuses on telling the stories of the planning process from experts in a variety of fields. Visit the Metropolitan Council’s website here to sign up for the series and listen to all the podcasts.


View our Redevelopment Grant Program information and EPA Brownfield Grant fact sheet.