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.

Phase I ESA: 121 S. St. Joseph Street (South Bend)

Phase I ESA: 121 S. St. Joseph Street (South Bend)

The Coalition conducted a Phase I ESA on this parking lot to assist with the redevelopment of an adjacent property.  After the College Football Hall of Fame departed, it has remained underutilized. The project is expected to create 30 new jobs and provide an economic benefit to the community of between $5 million and $6 million annually, and return two parcels to the tax rolls from municipal exempt status.


March 18, 2016


Phase I ESAs