Brownfield Site Remidiation in Portland, OR

Brownfield land is previously developed land that is no longer in use. The land was used for industrial or commercial use, but now is or may be contaminated by hazardous substances or pollutants.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that over 450,000 brownfields exist in the U.S. Examples of brownfields include former:

  • Gas stations
  • Oil refineries
  • Railroads
  • Metal plating facilities
  • Dry cleaners
  • Manufacturing plants

Brownfields need to be remediated to make them safe for other uses.

Our professionals at Alpha Environmental have the experience and equipment for brownfield remediation and development. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate from one of the most reliable brownfield redevelopment companies in Portland.

Why Develop a Brownfield?

Brownfield redevelopment helps:

  • Turn abandoned land into community assets. Brownfields are often located in central areas where infrastructure is easy to access, making them great for places like parks, plazas, recreational areas, municipal facilities, and housing.
  • Boost the economy through job creation. Brownfield remediation requires professionals to prepare the site for redevelopment, as well as professionals to develop the new site.
  • Bring the community together. Brownfields are an opportunity to create amenities that the entire community can enjoy. Plus, when local parties are involved, the community tends to be much more involved and invested in the redevelopment.
  • Eliminate potential health risks. Brownfields are often contaminated with hazardous materials, making them health risks to anybody in the area. Remediating a brownfield helps reduce exposure to environmental contamination and makes the area safer for everyone.
  • Increase property values. Abandoned sites decrease property values in the community. Brownfield remediation benefits the community by allowing development of amenities that help boost property values.

Brownfield Remediation Process

Brownfield redevelopment typically involves 3 phases:

  1. Pre-development: Involves laying the foundation for a successful development. This phase involves multiple assessments, creating the redevelopment plan, and determining how to finance the project.
  2. Development: Involves getting permits and approvals, cleaning up the brownfield, and constructing the new site.
  3. Management: The developer decides whether to hang on to the property, assuming responsibility and maintenance, or sell it to someone who will.

Brownfield Redevelopment Services

Our professionals can help with the following brownfield development services:

  • Financing assistance and applications. You could be eligible for city, state, and federal brownfield grants, loans, and other funding sources. The city of Portland offers two grant options:
    • $400,000 grant to assess contamination on properties around the city, with a target area of East Portland
    • $1 million grant for a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for cleanup on private properties
  • Grant eligibility check. To be eligible for either grant:
    • The current property owner can’t be responsible for the contamination.
    • The project must demonstrate financial need for funding.
    • The proposed project must demonstrate community benefit, such as new jobs, new goods/services/amenities, reducing a health hazard, or rehabilitating a long-vacant site.
  • Environmental site assessments. We can help with both phase one assessments, which determine the probability that property has been contaminated, and phase two assessments, which determine whether the site actually has environmental contaminants. This includes soil, soil gas, and groundwater investigations.
  • Regulatory interaction and approvals. Brownfield development requires local and state land use approvals and construction permits.
  • Work plans, designs, and implementation strategy. A brownfield development plan outlines community engagement, designs and/or models for the redevelopment plan, and a step-by-step strategy for implementing the work plan.
  • Land development and survey services. Once the plan and approvals are in place, the brownfield is ready to be surveyed and developed.

Contact Us for Brownfield Redevelopment in Portland, OR

At Alpha Environmental, we have decades of experience with brownfield remediation. Our professionals know how to properly remediate a brownfield to prepare it for becoming something that will benefit your community.

Call us at (503) 292-5346 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate.

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Lake Oswego, OR
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Beaverton, OR
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Kristen L.
Portland, OR
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Wow where do I even begin?? We’re absolutely thrilled by the work Alpha has done for us and we’re eternally grateful to them for ridding our house of asbestos tile! They’re polite, kind, professional — from estimator Filo to manager Dame to Jake, Melvin and the other two guys on the crew (so sorry we didn’t get your names) — you guys are awesome and we so appreciate your help. Our house looks amazing. The peace of mind you’ve given us is priceless. We can’t thank you enough. We’ll certainly be in back in touch if we ever need any of your services again. Thank you thank you!!!
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Salem, OR
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Alpha environmental's employees were punctual, pleasant to work with and there services are reasonably priced. I highly recommend them because I would use them again in the future.
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Tualatin, OR
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Portland, OR
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Alpha environmental was extremely helpful in navigating me through the process of testing some leftover construction debris for asbestos so I could take it to the dump. Their office manager spent time with me on the phone discussing the options for sample collection, and was extremely friendly in answering my many questions. Sample drop off at the office was easy and the results even came back a few days earlier than expected. Will definitely return if I need more sampling done!
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Tigard, OR
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Portland, OR
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We used Alpha Environmental Services to conduct our home inspection, radon testing, sewer scope and oil tank decommissioning. Every part of their service was really professional. They took so many great photos of the house during the inspection and offered lots of explanation on what they found. Great team. Highly recommend!

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