Brownfield Coalition Assessment Grant

The CRA was awarded $1,000,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to complete assessments and remediation plans for a selection of sites in four target areas in the urban core of Memphis.

A brownfield is defined by the EPA as “A property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” The Memphis Brownfield Coalition was formed to coalesce around the need for assessments and remediation of potentially contaminated properties that are vacant or underutilized.

Community Involvement Plan

Grant Documents


target areas


priority sites


years to implement

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Coalition Membership Groups

A group of stakeholders from across the City of Memphis and Shelby County that convenes quarterly to discuss the progress of grant activities and potential brownfield redevelopment. The council consists of representatives from quasi-governmental agencies, city/county/state departments, neighborhood associations, private developers, technical assistance providers, and community focused non-profits.

Agencies and Organizations Represented

  • Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
  • Soulsville Foundation
  • Binghampton Development Corporation (BDC)
  • Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corporation (KSCCDC)
  • Economic Development & Growth Engine (EDGE)
  • City of Memphis Housing and Community Development (HCD)
  • City of Memphis Engineering
  • Memphis & Shelby County Department of Planning and Development (DPD)
  • The Works Inc.
  • University of Memphis CAESER
  • Greater Memphis Chamber / Memphis Moves
  • City of Memphis Public Works
  • Shelby County Land Bank
  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
  • TN Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC)
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Community LIFT

A voting body made up of grantees and appointed stakeholders from the target areas of Uptown, Klondike-Smokey City, Binghampton, and Soulsville. Meetings are held monthly and members prioritize sites for assessment based on criteria such as development potential and community impact.

Members Include

  • Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
  • Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corporation
  • Soulsville Foundation
  • Binghampton Development Corporation
  • Community Liaisons (4 Residents representing the 4 target areas)
  • Economic Development & Growth Engine (EDGE)
  • Shelby County Landbank
  • The Works Inc.

Want to submit a potential Brownfield site to the Coalition?

Archived Grant Activity Documents