In 2011, Fredericksburg received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address brownfield properties throughout the community, many of which are related to its industrial past. Grant funds will pay for environmental assessment activities that characterize the nature and extent of contamination.

Knowing what contamination, if any, is present at brownfield properties reduces the risk for potential developers, ultimately leading to site reuse. Learn more about our brownfield program here or download a copy of our project flyer and list of Frequently Asked Questions here.

If you have a property you think might be a good candidate for participation in this program, or know someone who does, please complete the Brownfields Notice of Interest Form and submit it to one of the members of the Project Team.








Visit the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality website for information about the Brownfield/Land Renewal Program.










Visit the EPA website for information about the Brownfields Program.






Fredericksburg Brownfields Grant Summary
Friday, December 5, 2014
The work for the initial Fredericksburg Brownfields Assessment Grants is nearing completion. Many goals that were set have been accomplished thereby jumpstarting Fredericksburg into a steady cycle of redevelopment and economic growth. The City envisions continued support from public and private funds as well as possible future Environmental Protection Agency backed grants for further growth in reponse to assessment and cleanup of critical brownfield sites around Fredericksburg. As a testament to the hard work completed by the City, a concise summary of previous accomplishments to date are listed below. Read more...

Community Meeting Presentation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
On the evening of December 17, 2013, a public meeting was held in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The presentationís purpose was to introduce additional Fredericksburg citizens and property owners to the opportunities available through the EPA Community-Wide Brownfields Assessment Grant, which was awarded to the City of Fredericksburg during Fall 2011. Read more...

City of Fredericksburg Brownfields Project Underway
Monday, October 1, 2012
The City of Fredericksburg brownfields assessment project is fully underway. Led by Mr. Kevin Utt, the Site Development Manager for the City's Building and Services Department, Fredericksburg is teaming with ONE Environmental and CTC Public Benefit Corporation to review the project inventory and prioritize properties for assessment. Read more...









Jun 16, 2014

One Environmental Group Completed the Additional Phase II ESA Delineation at the Cooper Motors Property.

May 13, 2014

One Environmental Group completed a Vac-Truck Underground Storage Tank Investigation of teh Free-Lance Star Properties.

Apr 23, 2014

One Environmental Group Completed a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey of the Free-Lance Star Properties.

Apr 17, 2014

One Environmental Group Completed the Phase II ESA Field Work at the Hanover and Sophia Properties.

Mar 21, 2014

One Environmental Group Revised and Resubmitted the Phase I ESA for the Free-Lance Star Properties.

Mar 18, 2014

One Environmental Group completed Addendum A to the Site-Specific Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Planned Additional Phase II ESA at the Cooper Motors Property.






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