According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfields site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
Contaminated lands can rob a community of its economic and social vitality and potential. Ogden City’s long and rich industrial history has left behind a legacy of old and oftentimes abandoned properties and buildings complicated by the potential presence of a hazardous substance.
Hundreds of Ogden City properties sit underutilized or abandoned because owners and developers fear these environmental contaminants and the associated liability. These 'BROWNFIELDS' properties too often remain unused while development consumes valuable open space and limited resources.
New programs to identify, sustain, restore, and reuse these contaminated properties have been created from strategic partnerships between the City, the EPA, and the private development community. This comprehensive and exciting reclamation effort is called re-OGDEN.