When communities clean up and redevelop brownfields properties, they can:
- Stimulate a community's economy, create more jobs, and increase local tax base.
- Provide healthy sites for community priorities such as affordable housing.
- Turn their community's perceived problem into an asset and improve their image.
- Enable efficient land use and minimize the construction of new service infrastructure.
- Facilitate the resolution of environmental justice issues.
- Protect human and environmental health, and mitigate public health and safety concerns.
- Provide opportunities for habitat restoration, parks, or other public spaces.