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Brownfields Program News and Events

Former Crocker Plating Works Factory
LASAN’s Citywide Brownfields Program will be hosting a virtual community meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM regarding the former Crocker Plating Works Factory site. The meeting will inform Council District 9 community members on the intent to apply for a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Cleanup Grant. Draft application and draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) will be available for public review and comment.

Please click here to register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We encourage you to submit project comments to crockercleanup@stantec.com by Sunday, October 25, 2020.

US EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant

On May 6, 2020, the Citywide Brownfields Program was awarded a $500,000 EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant. The grant has been secured to remediate approximately 6.1 acres along the Paseo del Rio area as part of the Los Angeles River Revitalization effort. The site has been contaminated with various chemicals, metals and volatile organic compounds. The City of Los Angeles has partnered with more than 60 stakeholder groups to provide insight into the potential benefits of the completed project, including public green space, recreation, restored natural habitat, stormwater management, flood protection and river access. To read the full U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News Release, Click Here!

Grand Opening of the “Adopt-A-Lot” North Hills Community Space and Garden
On February 7, 2020, Citywide Brownfields Program helped celebrate the Grand Opening of the “Adopt-A-Lot” North Hills Community Space and Garden. With the collaborative efforts of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and nonprofit partners, the City-owned vacant lot was converted into a community gathering space with garden beds, flexible play pieces, seating benches with attached umbrellas, a long picnic table with benches, and open field to promote free play. Citywide Brownfields Program aided in the transformation by conducting environmental due diligence to ensure that the site was safe for reuse. To read more about the recent success story, Click Here!  

North Hills Grand Opening Speaker
Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez (left) & community members celebrate the grand opening
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Features of North Hills Community Space & Garden were selected by community members.
2019 National Brownfields Training Conference
The 18th National Brownfields Training Conference was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This event brought together a colossal group of participants focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly exploited commercial and industrial properties. The City was proud to showcase several of their most current and pioneering projects, featuring permeable pavers, collection of urban runoff from storm drains, and the treatment of hundreds of thousands of gallons of polluted runoff per day.

Taylor Yard River
LA River Tour
  Enrique & Nuna
LASAN Director Enrique Zaldivar Meets with EPA Representatives

Albion Riverside Park Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting   Albion Park Drone Picture
The highly anticipated grand opening of the Albion Riverside Park took place on March 30, 2019.  LA Sanitation & Environment's Brownfields Program secured $500,000 of EPA grant funding to assist with the cleanup of this former dairy distribution center.  This new park sits adjacent to the LA River, offering breathtaking views.  This modern recreational facility includes synthetic soccer fields, basketball courts, a playground, learning center and a leading-edge porous pavement to utilize recycled storm water.  To read about our latest News Release, Click Here!

Western and Gage 2   Wilmington Block Remediation

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Check out the featured article on the City of Los Angeles Brownfields Program from Center for Creative Land Recycling! Click Here  

EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Assessment Grant

The City’s Brownfields Program has been awarded two US EPA Grant Brownfields Assessment Grants. The grant funds will be used to perform Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments and cleanup planning in Los Angeles area.

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"Our parks are vital neighborhood assets, essential to our communities and the safety of those parks is paramount, especially for our children" said Councilmember Mitchell Englander. "While it took a long time to raise the $9 million necessary for the clean-up of Chatsworth Park South, it all started with funding from the Brownfields program for the initial testing." 

Brownfields Resources:

Check out Los Angeles’ latest sustainability initiatives on @SustCitiesInst website! http://www.sustainablecitiesinstitute.org/cities/los-angeles-california

Join the Brownfields Network coordinated by The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP)     

City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department Financial incentive programs for projects within designated incentive Zones.


State of California DTSC Brownfields Reuse Guidance Documents


Learn more about US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) brownfields projects in Los Angeles Click Here

Learn more about US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) A Citizen's Guide to Phytoremediation
Click Here

For information on various types of contaminated site treatment and issues, go to:  USEPA Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information

US EPA Grant and Loan Programs


Brownfields Insurance

Information on Obtaining Insurance for Brownfields Sites: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-environmental-insurance-helps-ensure-redevelopment

Brownfields Tax Incentive

Information from the US EPA on the Brownfields Tax Incentive

Please see our Brownfields Brochure for more information on the program Click Here