LinebachdotFunkhouser brings Brownfield redevelopment projects together with GIS.

Presentation Matters.

The US EPA defines Brownfields as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands. LFI has been selected by communities and economic development agencies to administer Brownfield assessment and cleanup grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies. LFI’s services include identifying and assessing Brownfields within the communities, completing Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments and delivering results. Each project generates data in the form of assessment reports, laboratory results, assessment and tracking maps, community input, geolocated photographs and field notes.

To capture and manage all of this data and tie it back to specific Brownfield sites in each community, LFI has developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) database for each client. These geodatabases present site specific Brownfields information in a comprehensive, yet concise and intuitive format. This format allows stakeholders to track the project’s evolution and make informed decisions based on the findings of each project. Brownfields data are presented at a variety of scales in order to facilitate a better understanding of the status, importance and value of Brownfield sites both independently and as a component of complex city networks.

Key GIS Services
  • Geodatabase development and management
  • Grant writing assistance
  • City-wide Brownfields identification and assessment
  • Environmental assessment and remediation data tracking and visualization
  • Community involvement/ public meetings
  • Conceptualization of decision – based results
Regulatory Programs
  • EPA Brownfields Grant Program
  • Phase I & Phase II Assessments
Clientele
  • Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Tell City, Indiana
  • New Albany, Indiana
  • Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD)
  • Paducah, Kentucky