The program is available to municipalities, prospective purchasers, property owners seeking redevelopment and parties that would not be found liable for any existing contamination at the property.
- Real or perceived petroleum contamination.
- A high degree of redevelopment or reuse potential.
- No responsible party able to conduct the environmental investigation.
- The support of the local government and the community.
One of the most important aspects of the Brownfields program is you, the members of the community. Your involvement is essential to the success of the program. The City will host outreach and public meetings and have additional information available for public review along with careful consideration of public suggestions. Notice of scheduled meetings will be provided through the City’s website or directly through the link below. The following links provide additional information to help you understand the Program including the City’s long term strategy to utilize the EPA funds in support of redevelopment efforts within the City.
- Brownsfields Brochure
- Community Outreach Plan
- Opa-locka Assesment Grant Application
- Opa-locka EPA Work Plan
The City welcomes suggestions from our residents for ways in which you would like to see the community involved in the program
The Brownfields Team will work closely with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Miami Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM), and EPA throughout all phases of its brownfields program. Specifically, DEP and DERM will be provided with the plans and reports from the Phase II environmental assessments conducted for their review and comment. We also anticipates working with DEP on public outreach activities as well.