The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is committed to the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields properties as a way to stimulate the economy and promote environmental protection goals...
MassDEP has assisted hundreds of brownfields projects since the passing of the 1998 Brownfields Act. Assistance from DEP and other state and federal partners has resulted in the successful redevelopment of dozens of brownfields sites, including Alden Corrugated Container Co. in New Bedford, the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Genzyme/Kendall Square in Cambridge, MassMOCA in North Adams, North Common in Lawrence, and United Shoe in Beverly.
Learn about the variety of ways in which MassDEP actively promotes brownfields redevelopment projects.
Insurance, Incentives, & Funding
- Brownfields Resource Guide
- Supporting New England Communities: Resource Guide to Programs of the Sustainable Communities Partnership
- Brownfields Redevelopment Toolbox: A Guide for Massachusetts Communities file size 1MB file size 2MB
- Eligibility for Brownfields Redevelopment Tools, by Stakeholder
- List of Economically Distressed Areas (EDAs)
- Brownfields Site Assessment & Cleanup Funding
- State Subsidized Environmental Insurance
- Brownfields Tax Incentives
- Brownfields Liability Relief
- Siting Clean Energy on Brownfields
- EEA Smart Growth & Urban Environments
- EEA Smart Growth and Urban Environments - Building Vibrant Communities
- Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
- Green Communities
- Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (MassEcon)
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- US Army Corps of Engineers Brownfields - Urban Waters Program
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Brownfields Act
Chapter 206 of the Acts of 1998
- Summary of the Brownfields Act: Chapter 206 of the Acts of 1998
The Brownfields Act provides liability relief and financial incentives to attract new investment in these properties while ensuring that the Commonwealth's environmental standards are met.