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Brownfields Redevelopment Program     Central District Highlights

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George Houston II, P.G.

Brownfields Redevelopment Coordinator

Brownfields Program Process

Central District Update (March 2014)


86 Brownfield Designation Areas

more than 57,100 acres


41 executed Brownfields Site Rehabilitation Agreements (BSRAs)

 more than 463 acres


13 Site Rehabilitation Completion Orders (SRCOs)

9 BF sites are no longer contaminated

Brownfields are...

  • nReal property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination.

  • nRedevelopment Opportunities that result in viable Economic and Community Development Projects and Provide Environmental Protection while Reducing Urban Sprawl (i.e., greenspace development).

Brownfield site means real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination. 376.79(3), F.S.


Benefits of Brownfields Program

Current Status of the Program

New Capital Investment:

  • Over 800 million dollars for 2012

  • 107 million dollars for 2013


Since Program Inception

New Job Creation -

  • 17,396 new direct jobs

  • 26,684 new indirect jobs

New capital investment- $1,818,800,804

The total projected jobs since program inception includes 10,138 confirmed new direct jobs and 7,258 projected new direct jobs. The total capital investment since program inception includes $86,332,661 confirmed investment and $1,732,468,143 in projected capital investment.



Brownfield area designation

(by local government)

Identify Responsible Person
Execute Cleanup Agreement
Implement  Site Cleanup
Issue SRCO- (Site Rehabilitation Completion Order) also known as No Further Action


2015 Presentation by George Houston II, P.G.

Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program: "Brownfields 101"

Note: This presentation in .pdf format [3619KB]

Brownfield Program Incentives

The primary goals of the Brownfield Redevelopment Act (links to Statutes) are:

  • Reduce public health and environmental hazards on existing commercial and industrial sites that are abandoned or underused due to these hazards

  • Create financial and regulatory incentives to encourage voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of sites

  • Derive cleanup target levels and a process for obtaining a "No Further Action" letter using Risk-Based Corrective Action principles

  • Provide the opportunity for Environmental Equity and Justice.

Program Brochure. revised July 2009 [.pdf 400 kb]

Program Summary (1 page) [.pdf 220 kb]


More information and links for Brownfields Redevelopment


For more information, please contact

George Houston II, P.G.







Central District Office

Waste Cleanup Program

3319 Maguire Blvd, Suite 232

Orlando, Florida 32803-3767

Phone: 407-897-4321

 Fax: 850-412-0465


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