The City of South Bend, Mishawaka, and St. Joseph County to successfully apply for US EPA Brownfield grant funding for a $600,000 FY2014 US EPA award. This website acts as the Public Engagement Portal to help connect the public with the South Bend Brownfield Coalition's efforts. From late 2014 through 2017 we will efficiently identify, prioritize, plan and assess brownfield conditions throughout St. Joseph County, IN.

State (Indiana) Definition of Brownfield - Indiana Statutes: 13-11-2-19.3 as noted in this IDEM Program Guide

Federal Definition of Brownfield - The US EPA provides this Brownfield Overview & Definition

Further details of the US EPA Grant Announcement for the South Bend Brownfield Coalition's US EPA Brownfield Assessment Coalition Grant Award.

US EPA Brownfield Assessment Grants and Coalition Assessment Grants are explained at this EPA LINK.

Focus Area “A” Stakeholder Input Meeting – July 14, 2016

Focus Area “A” Stakeholder Input Meeting – July 14, 2016

Community stakeholders joined the South Bend Brownfield Coalition and its Technical Project Team at the Civil Rights Heritage Center at 1040 W. Washington Street South Bend, IN – 5:30PM on Thursday, 7/14/2016.

The Coalition enjoyed discussing the outcomes of the EPA grant funded brownfield inventory and data driven prioritization process. The Technical Project Team presented the data driven brownfield identification and prioritization process, and provided a look at Focus Area “A”, and why this area is of primary focus for the Coalition in its efforts within South Bend.  We also asked for feedback in terms of sites of greatest interest to the community within Focus Area A, or elsewhere.  The Brownfield Planning process examines those that may be more latent, or hidden, and that pose challenges for entire areas.

Ongoing work on “no-brainer” brownfield sites continues. These are sites that have been previously identified, or that portend benefits for prompt redevelopment. If you know of a site like this please contact us!

Discussing waterways and more.

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