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Many of our communities have properties that are abandoned or underutilized because of suspected environmental contamination from past uses. These properties are commonly referred to as Brownfields.


Brownfield - noun. 1. 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. 2. abandoned or underutilized property that is not being redeveloped because of fears that it may be contaminated with hazardous substances.

NVDA Brownfield Assessment Program

In 2005, NVDA created a Brownfield Assessment Program to help address these properties throughout the Northeast Kingdom. The Program advises property owners, developers, prospective purchasers, real estate brokers and others regarding the following topics:

•  Phase 1, 2, & 3 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)
•  Planning for Remediation (clean-up) and Redevelopment
•  Technical Assistance with State Programs & Requirements

The Program also offers technical assistance for applications to State of Vermont Brownfields Reuse Programs.  For more information on the program and eligible properties, please contact David Snedeker.

Assessment Maps

•  St. Johnsbury Bay Street Area-wide Assessment Map

Assessment Reports

•  St. Johnsbury Bay Street Area Final Report