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City of The Dalles, OR

Brownfield Revitalization Coalition

Chart shows many benefits of brownfield revitalization, same as text on webpageBrownfield revitalization is an opportunity to spur economic growth, enhance community livability, and protect public health and the environment.

Brownfield revitalization opportunities:
- Economic growth
- Improve public health
- Attracts developers
- Parks, housing, amenities
- Expert advice
- Increase property values
- Community input
- Leverage funding

A “brownfield” is property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by actual or perceived environmental issues. By completing environmental site studies that would aid in overcoming redevelopment challenges, it is possible to transform brownfields from liabilities into assets that will benefit both property owners and the community.

In 2020, the City of The Dalles, the Port of The Dalles, and Wasco County formed a coalition and received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The consultant firm Stantec is advising the coalition in implementing a program to use these funds to provide environmental site assessment and other services to aid owners of brownfield properties located in The Dalles in initiating property revitalization.

Brownfield Revitalization Assistance

Find out it your property qualifies for assistance

What type of assistance is available?

Browfield Services CroppedEnvironmental studies such as Phase I and II Environmental Assessments

Building Materials surveys to evaluate asbestos and lead paint

Cleanup planning to nail down the scope and cost of required cleanup

Re-use planning to evaluate redevelopment potential and address constraints

Nominate a site for assistance. For best results, download the form and save to your computer before entering information.

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Public involvement is important for establishing a successful brownfield revitalization program. Public meeting notices are shared on the City's Facebook page

City of The Dalles/Port of The Dalles/Wasco County Cooperative Agreement Work Plan

Public Involvement Plan

Do you have questions about redeveloping a potential brownfield property? Contact the Brownfield Revitalization Coordinator or call the Community Development Department at (541)  296-5481.