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A brownfield area is a contiguous area of one or more brownfield sites, some of which may not be contaminated, and which has been designated by a local government by resolution.
Brownfield areas in Miami-Dade County include all of the unincorporated areas within the Urban Development Boundary of the Enterprise Zones, Enterprise Communities, Empowerment Zones, Targeted Urban Areas and areas eligible for Community Development Block Grant funds, and include those areas designated brownfield areas by the cities of Doral, Hialeah, Homestead, Medley, Miami, Miami Gardens, North Miami, North Miami Beach and Opa-locka.
- Search for brownfields using the Environmental Considerations GIS Tool
Economic Development Incentives
A brownfield site means real property, the expansion and redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination. While these properties have an enormous potential for economic development, they have failed to attract the private market because of the liability associated with brownfield sites and the potential cost involved in the cleanup.
However, economic incentives, tax credits, low interest loans, liability protection and waiver of contamination assessment report review fees are some of the benefits available to developers who clean up and redevelop contaminated sites in brownfield areas in Miami-Dade County.
- Read more about local and state incentives for brownfields
- Visit the State of Florida's Brownfields Redevelopment Program
Entering into a Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement with Miami-Dade County, delegated the authority to administer the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program on behalf of the State of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), provides eligibility for additional benefits and incentives for site cleanup, including a Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit, cleanup liability protection for lenders and redevelopers, application of Risk-Based Corrective Action principles to site rehabilitation using rules 62-777 and 62-780, Florida Administrative Code, and a streamlined and expedited development, permitting and technical review process.
- Read more in FDEP's Guidance Manual (Microsoft Word document)
- Read the 2014 Miami-Dade County Brownfields Program Annual Report
- Flyer about Florida's Brownfield Program
Sandra Rezola, Brownfields Coordinator, Division of Environmental Resources Management
Environmental Considerations GIS
Search the Environmental Considerations GIS Map to find out if a property may have any environmental features associated with it.
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