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Brownfields Workshop

February 24, 2023


Brownfields Learning | Resources for Colorado Communities

“A brownfield property offers enormous opportunity for the community, and many places are missing out on these hidden gems.”


On how Brownfields can benefit economic development

Welcome to the Colorado Brownfields Workshop hosted by Region 10 and the Colorado Brownfields Partnership!

Region 10 has partnered with Colorado Brownfields Partnership to bring our communities this unique opportunity to learn the ins-&-outs of Brownfields Projects. Learn from experts in the industry about what brownfields are and how communities can utilize them to evaluate the unknown environmental conditions of underutilized properties and to formulate a plan for their cleanup, if necessary, and redevelopment. Reducing environmental threats to the public’s health and welfare is a priority of the brownsfields.

Who should attend?

  • Community Leaders
  • Elected Officials
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • Directors of Nonprofit Historic & Cultural Organizations

The workshop provides the fundamentals on what a brownfield is, State and Federal resources available to assist communities to identify, assess, plan, clean up, and revitalize brownfield sites. Additionally, you will learn about hands-on coaching, support and planning assistance available free to communities to support brownfields projects.


The workshop will kick off with a zoom webinar on Friday January 27th for attendees that want an introduction to brownfields, followed by an exciting day of in-person programming on Friday, February 24th.

Friday, January 27, 2023 | WEBINAR

10:30am-12:30pm | Brownfields 101 Webinar

Colorado Brownfields Partnership

Join Region 10 and the Colorado Brownfields Partnership (CBP) for this pre-workshop webinar to learn about brownfields, technical and financial resources, and prepare for the Region 10 x CBP February 24th workshop in Montrose.

Friday February 24, 2023

9:30 am | Arrival & Check-In

Montrose County Events Center

1036 North 7th Street, Montrose, CO 81401

10:15 am | Recap of Brownfields 101 Webinar

What is a Brownfield? Brownfields as potential opportunity sites.

10:30 am | Financing Your Brownfield Project

Review of temporarily expanded funding programs for brownfields redevelopment.

11:00 am | EPA & CDPHE Brownfields Grants

What is offered, how to determine which is right for your community and project(s).

11:30 am | Filling Capacity and Information Gaps

Services and support from CBP, KSU TAB, and others to help you move forward

12:15 pm | Case Study Speakers

Over lunch, learn from other regional towns about what they’ve accomplished and which tools & resources they tapped into

  • Hotchkiss
  • Case Study 2 TBD

1:15 pm | Applying Today’s Learning: Community Breakouts

Community representatives will break out into small groups for a hands-on work session to explore needs, opportunities and priorities for moving forward with specific Brownfield project site(s). Each group will be paired with a brownfields professional to assist in tailoring a local approach and identifying priority next steps.

2:45 pm | Report Out

Each group briefly describes the sites and resources they will prioritize