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Brownfield Development: Taking Abandoned Sites from Eyesore to Eye Opener is a Process

Mayor's Corner


December 12, 2019

Have you seen an old or abandoned gas station, warehouse or similar site and said to yourself, “Someone should fix that place up because it would make a really nice (fill in the blank).”? The technical name for such a location is a Brownfield. Taking abandoned sites from “eyesore” to “eye opener” is a process. One that is well worth it because the redeveloped sites can breathe new life into local neighborhoods. There are multiple sites in Monroe, West Monroe, and Ouachita Parish that have the potential for Brownfield projects; and, we want to learn all that we can to maximiz...

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