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.

Stakeholder Input Meeting Focus Area A (7/14/2016)

Stakeholder Input Meeting Focus Area A (7/14/2016)

The South Bend Brownfield Coalition (SBBC) welcomed stakeholders to the Civil Rights Heritage Center at 5:30PM on July 14, 2016 to discuss the outcome of months of data mining conducted through a US EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant.  Multiple public data sets reviewed identified sites of interest and brownfield conditions concentrated West Side of South Bend.  The SBBC sought stakeholder to review and provide feedback on the 4 Areas of Opportunity identified within Focus Area A, and specific sites of interest within these neighborhoods. Community concerns noted at the meeting included brownfield site prioritization, integration this effort into ongoing redevelopment efforts, concern for urban waterways, and questions about a nearby Superfund Site cleanup.


July 14, 2016


Events, Stakeholder Input Meeting - Focus Area A - 7/14/2016