The Delaware Brownfields Marketplace is an interactive database that contains a
list of market-ready Brownfield sites throughout Delaware. The inventory is designed
to make it easier for potential buyers and developers to locate available Brownfield
properties. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment,
reduces blight, and helps to create jobs for Delaware citizens, while preserving
Delaware’s precious green space and natural resources.
Brownfields are real property that may be vacant, abandoned or underutilized as
a result of a reasonably-held belief that they may be environmentally contaminated
(7 Del.C. § 9103(3)). Productive use of these idle properties provides “new” areas
for economic development, primarily in former industrial/urban areas with existing
utilities, roads and other infrastructure. This is consistent with Livable Delaware
and Smart Growth strategies - designed to preserve green space and improve the quality
of life in our Delaware communities.
DNREC’s Brownfields Development Program may have grant money available to support investigation
and cleanup activities for sites contaminated with petroleum and hazardous substances.
Non-profits and private parties may apply to DNREC’s Site Investigation and Restoration
Branch for no-to-low interest loans and grants to perform Brownfield cleanups.
For more information, please see “Related Links” on this page, or contact Melissa
Leckie at DNREC’s Site Investigation and Restoration Branch at (302) 395-2600 or
by e-mail. You can also sign up
for our Brownfields newsletter by sending a blank email
The Delaware Brownfield Marketplace is a growing listing. Please check back from time
to time as we periodically update our database.
Sites are added to the list after a careful screening by DNREC to make sure they
meet the criteria of a market-ready Brownfield site in Delaware. Sites may have
been identified as a Brownfield by DNREC; submitted for consideration by the site’s
owner; or may have already gone through
DNREC’s Brownfields Certification process. Owners may submit their properties
for potential listing using the “List a Property” links below.