Brownfields Redevelopment

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides the City of Framingham with funds to assist property owners investigate environmental conditions on qualifying sites in Framingham which are being considered for redevelopment.

Grant Funds

EPA announced in June 2017, that Framingham was 1 of 172 grants selected in the nation for Brownfield's funding! This $300,000 grant will run through September 2020.

This new grant funding will continue the work of our Southeast Framingham Brownfield Plan (PDF). We will also continue with conducting environmental testing across the City. If you are aware of a property that could benefit from this, please click the "Assessment Application" button on the left!

Read the 2012 Grant Close-out Report (PDF).

Though this project has been funded wholly or in part, by EPA, the contents of this webpage do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of EPA.

What Is a Brownfield Site?

The EPA defines a brownfield site as "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." The full legal context for the Brownfields Grants can be found at the EPA website.

McAuliffe Branch Library Conceptual Rendering

The new McAuliffe Branch Library under went environmental testing before the building was constructed to ensure there were no environmental risks associated with contamination.

  1. In The Media
  2. Presentations
  3. Prior Grants

Cochituate Rail Trail

Cochituate Rail Trail- Paved Road

Pratt Street Community Garden

Vegetable Grove
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