City of Toledo

Brownfield Revitalization

Brownfields are vacant, abandoned or underutilized properties that have real or perceived environmental complications. Remediation and reinvesting in these properties takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land or “greenfields”. Redevelopment of Brownfields protects human health and the environment as well as prevents urban sprawl.

Since its inception in 1995, EPA’s Brownfields Program has grown into a proven, results-oriented program that has changed the way contaminated property is perceived, addressed, and managed. Toledo’s program is designed to empower our community in economic redevelopment in order to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse Brownfields.


The City of Toledo has worked diligently to bring together environmental assessment and remediation grants from many state and federal sources that involve a range of purposes and specifications. We have acquired over $14 million in various federal, state, local and private funding sources to redevelop land in Toledo. The Brownfields Revitalization Section manages funds and projects for the purpose of redeveloping Toledo’s land for higher and better uses. Our team helps facilitate property transactions, completes environmental assessments and remediation and assists in the redevelopment of properties.

For more information please visit the City of Toledo Brownfields page here.


Marc S. Gerdeman
Brownfield Redevelopment Officer