Established in 1995
Focused on the redevelopment and revitalization of underutilized and vacant properties whose safety is questionable
Results-oriented program that has changed the way contaminated or perceived contaminated property is addressed and managed
Empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic development to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields
Per EPA: a brownfield is real property whose expansion, redevelopment or re-use may be complicated by the presence or perceived presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant
Often an abandoned, idled, or underused industrial or commercial facility, that may have left contaminants behind
Examples: railroads, gas stations, oil refineries, dry cleaners, liquid or chemical storage facilities, heavy manufacturing plants, and sites where pollutants were dumped
Protects the health of local residents
Protects the environment
Can increase residential property values 5% – 15.2% near the brownfield
Increased tax base
Creation of new jobs
Utilization/repurposing of existing infrastructure
Removal of blight
Churchill County and Lyon County – 2014 (completed)
Carson City and Douglas County – 2017 (in progress)
Churchill County and Lyon County – 2018 (in progress)
A total investment of nearly $1.8 million directly invested into Sierra Region properties, between 2014-2021
Expansion of industrial space to support the growth of the region’s economic ecosystem
June 2017: County officials dedicated the $5 million William N. Pennington Life Center in Fallon. This new senior center replaces the original with 16,000 square feet of space for recreation, art, salon, and medical services.
December 2017: The county opened its new state-of-the-art Law Enforcement and Detention Center in Fallon, across from the current jail. This 39,000 square-foot facility increases capacity to meet current needs with expanded space and enhanced safety, along with room for growth. The building also houses the county’s new and updated 911 dispatch center.
January 2018: The Enterprise Way Certified Site in Dayton is the first site designation completed in collaboration with an NNDA EPA Brownfields grant. This parcel of land contains 133.39 acres and is zoned for industrial and commercial use.
August 2018: Fortune 500 company, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII), broke ground for its new 475,000 square foot multi-brand Distribution Center in Fernley. It is located within the Crossroads Commerce Center Certified Site, the second site designation completed in collaboration with an NNDA EPA Brownfields grant. The site is zoned for a mix of industrial and commercial use.