Brownfields & Economic Renewal Brownfields & Economic Renewal

Brownfields Redevelopment

Redevelopment and clean up of Brownfields sites in Washington and Aroostook County are taking place as a result of two multi-year Brownfields Assessment programs. These assessments are having a positive impact on the environmental and economic health of both counties. 

Brownfields redevelopment is part of the energy and momentum in Eastport as recocognized in November, 2013 by the National Public Radio Atlantic-American Futures Project when they featured Eastport as a Maine community that best exemplifies resilience and reinvention.

What does redevelopment look like?

After initial skepticism, common among rural residents who prefer as little government intervention/investigation as possible, several successful redevelopment projects have demonstrated the power of site assessment to release properties from the uncertainty of environmental contamination, legal liability, and financial unknowns.  

Pictured below is Lighthouse Bait and Lobster a successful redevelopment by David Pottle in Eastport on the former Consea cannery and aquaculture site. This re-development project was the focus of an EPA Success Story documented here.
Lighthouse Bait and Lobster- former Consea industrial site

Let's kick the tires....

Brownfields - Introduction to Site Assessment (Prepared by NMDC)

Brownfields - Phase I and Phase II Site Assessment (Prepared by NMDC)

Brownfields Redevelopment - the End Game (Prepared by WCCOG)