The City of Council Bluffs Community Development Department administers the Brownfields Program with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Brownfields Program Press Release June 10, 2021

What is a brownfield?

A brownfield is a real property that the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

2020-2023 Community-Wide Brownfields Assessment Grant Program

In 2020, the City was awarded a $300,000 Community-Wide Brownfield Assessment Grant that will identify potential hazards, prepare for remediation, and create new redevelopment opportunities within the City’s Qualified Opportunity Zones including the South Expressway Corridor.    

The program is funded through an EPA Community-Wide Brownfields Assessment Grant and will allow the City to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup and reuse planning activities on brownfield sites. 

Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments can be conducted on eligible properties within the general vicinity of the South Expressway Corridor. These environmental site assessments will be the catalyst for reclaiming these underutilized sites for the benefit of the community. 

The City of Council Bluffs has selected Impact7G to serve as the qualified environmental professional for the Brownfields Program.  If you have a property that you think would be a good fit for the Brownfields Program or would like additional information please contact Dessie Redmond, Housing & Economic Development Planner at or by phone at 712-890-5352.

FY22 Brownfields Cleanup Grant Application

Public Community Meetings:

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6 pm at the Peterson Park Picnic Shelter
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 5:30 pm at Longfellow Elementary School, 2011 S 10th St (Flyer for more information)


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Coming Soon:

  • Program Activities
  • Community Events
  • Assessment Information
  • Site Eligibility Forms