The City of Bowling Green started a Brownfields Program to encourage the redevelopment of former commercial and industrial properties, which are blighted and contribute to economic disinvestment in our neighborhoods. It is perceived that some of these properties may be potentially contaminated with hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. To foster the redevelopment of these properties, the City utilizes grant funds to provide free assessments to property owners. The City’s goal for the Brownfields Program is to improve economic opportunity in our neighborhoods, creating an environment for new businesses, affordable housing, and green space.
To redevelop distressed properties and promote revitalization of underserved neighborhoods in Bowling Green through the identification and assessment of brownfield sites, and by collaborating with community stakeholders to design cleanup and redevelopment strategies.
- Create quality workforce housing
- Support economic development and job creation opportunities
- Promote healthy neighborhoods
Through key partnerships and federal funding, the BRP is able to offer developers and community stakeholders the following services to support redevelopment efforts:
- Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
- Cleanup Planning
- Area-wide Planning
- Project Financing Strategies
- Grant Support for Leveraging other Funding Sources
- Technical Assistance
- Education and Regulatory Guidance
- Community Engagement
In 2018, the Census Tract 102 in Bowling Green was certified by the U.S. Treasury as an Opportunity Zone. Opportunity Zones are low-income, distressed and contiguous districts where investors can receive significant federal tax breaks and deferrals for investing in a variety of economic development projects.
Below is a map of the Opportunity Zone in Bowling Green:
For more information on Opportunity Zones, view our Opportunity Zones: Fact Sheet.
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