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“Brownfields” are abandoned, idled, or underused industrial or
commercial properties with real or perceived environmental
contamination. Through grants from the US Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), the Regional Planning Commission (RPC)
provides funding assistance and technical guidance to assist those
interested in redeveloping Brownfield sites in the city of New
Orleans and the parishes of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard
and St. Tammany in southeast Louisiana.
Addressing potential environmental issues, especially financial and
regulatory hurdles, is often intimidating, creating a barrier to the
redevelopment or expanded use of these sites. RPC’s Brownfield
Redevelopment Program helps convert these properties from
community liabilities into community assets by providing funding
and guidance to navigate the environmental process from
investigation to cleanup.
Regional and State Partnering
RPC partners with other EPA Brownfield grantees in the Region,
including the City of New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, the City
ofGretna, City of Westwego, and the Army Corps of Engineers, as
well as neighboring South Central Planning and Development
Commission and City of Baton Rouge.
|Regional Planning Commission · Updated March 2010
|Welcome to the RPC's Brownfield Redevelopment Program website!
RPC also participates in the Louisiana Brownfield Association, a state-wide non-profit dedicated to the promotion
and further redevelopment and revitalization of potentially contaminated property in LA.
Please explore our website to find information on applying for funding, eligibility criteria, and resources for
redevelopment. To propose a project, please contact Rebecca Otte, our Brownfield Program Coordinator at: (504)
483-8513 or email@example.com, or by using the Contact Us page. For more information about the RPC and
our other projects, please visit: www.norpc.org.
About the Regional Planning Commission
The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and the Council of
Governments (COG) for the New Orleans metropolitan region, serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St.
Bernard, and St. Tammany Parishes. The RPC provides technical assistance and distributes EPA Brownfield
funding to eligible Brownfield sites within our region that are not already covered by a local Brownfields Program.
|Sites Enrolled in RPC's
Brownfield Redevelopment Program