A Brownfield is developed real property which may or may not be contaminated or environmentally impacted from prior use. These unknown conditions raise questions standing in the way of the property’s sale or redevelopment, which reduce its value and require investigation and assessment. Examples of Brownfields include former industrial sites, gas stations, dry cleaners, fuel and chemical depots and any other property that used or contained hazardous materials or petroleum. Brownfields also include properties affected by contamination migrating from a neighboring or nearby property. Brownfields may not be contaminated in reality, but suspicion creates stigma that impairs the property’s potential.
A Greyfield is developed real property suffering from excess vacancy, prolonged idleness, blight, use failure or even total abandonment—but also possessing (potentially) reusable infrastructure, such as parking lots, utility hookups, or structures. Examples of Greyfields include obsolete retail and commercial properties and abandoned office complexes, as well as mothballed, decommissioned and legacy industrial facilities. Similar to Brownfields, Greyfields may be blighted or in substantial disrepair, but unlike Brownfields they have no known or suspected environmental contamination of any significance.
A greenfield is undeveloped real estate with no previous use. Many also consider a property only used for light agricultural purposes to be a greenfield. An undeveloped property may yet have environmental contamination—if, for example, it is adjacent to a property that is leaking hazardous substances across the property boundary—but such a property would not be considered a greenfield and would be better classified as a Brownfield (or possibly a Redfield).
A Redfield is real property with known environmental contaminants or conditions that the owner, the government or a reliable third party have determined is in need of remediation as a prerequisite to future development—to mitigate potential human health risks or to comply with environmental laws. Many Redfields are already subject to government regulatory orders or enrolled in voluntary cleanup programs. Unlike a Brownfield, there can be no doubt about whether a Redfield is contaminated. A Redfield is affirmatively known to be contaminated and will likely require active remediation in its redevelopment. Contaminated property could fit into the definition of Brownfield; however, selecting Redfield as the primary statussignals the marketplace that real estate reuse requires corrective action and such remediation is sought.
|A property with productive use as the primary status is predominately in use at the present time. Properties in productive use may have current tenants generating rents or the owner may be operating the property for their own use. If only a small portion of the property is currently in use, then the lister may select productive use as a secondary condition and would choose a more appropriate primary status.|
If the property status has not been determined or is unknown by the lister, it may be selected as "undetermined."
MID-CITY RENAISSANCE DISTRICT
City of Pittsburg, Kansas
201 W. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762
Created On: 11/14/2017 | Last Modified: 11/14/2017
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Mid-City Renaissance District
Property/Project size (acres):
Structures on site:
A large multi-zoned area in the center of the city four blocks from the historic downtown that is dominated by a 100 acre abandoned industrial site that has discouraged redevelopment and represents a significant opportunity for a growing community.
Expanded Data - Diligence Prospectus
The Project Area features a mix of uses including light industrial, commercial, and residential areas in addition to large swaths of vacant land. Also included is a large city park, two arterial roads along, and two active rail lines, all situated in the geographic center of the city. With over $300M in private investment and 1,000 new jobs over the last five years, the City of Pittsburg is positioned to take advantage of its developable land to create connections and amenities. The Mid-City Renaissance District represents a unique opportunity to recapture a former center of commerce, repurpose its significance to the community, and leverage the city's emerging economic potential.
Environmental Conditions summary:
A number of environmental studies, analyses (Phase I and II), and cleanups have occurred within the area.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) report available:
Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) report available: