Brownfields Requests

Since 2000, the City of Greenville has received approximately $1.8 million in funding from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfield grants. In addition to helping ensure a healthy environment, these grants have been leveraged into more than $60 million in economic development and more than 176 jobs in the city. In 2014, the City received a grant for $400,000 to fund assessments and outreach for a three-year period. The City has completed this grant and has recently been awarded a $300,000 assessment grant for the 2018 - 2021 funding cycle, which will target the City’s west side. A team of local community members will determine final site selection based on the factors listed below:


  • Physical address of brownfield (include parcel numbers)
  • Current property owner and owner contact 
  • Purchaser and contact for the property
  • Assistance sought (Phase I; Phase II; cost sharing; other)
  • Timeline for redevelopment (target date for closing/having the environmental assessments completed; timeline to begin and complete construction)
  • Developer’s projected investment in redevelopment
  • Intended reuse of the property
  • Resulting benefit to the community (number of affordable housing units; area dedicated to grocery store; number of jobs or entrepreneurial opportunities created; etc.)

Please submit a letter of intent to mmattison@greenvillesc.gov and redwards@greenvillesc.gov. The letter should include the information listed above, and should outline how the project will contribute to the City’s community development goals. The goals are included in plans that were completed as part of the Connections for Sustainability grant, and are available online at connections.greenvillesc.gov.


For more information, contact:

Monique Mattison

Community Planner

Office: 864-467-4574

mmattison@greenvillesc.gov