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Delaware Brownfields Marketplace

(A list of Brownfield sites available for redevelopment in Delaware.)

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 here.

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.



Featured Properties

51 South Heald Street


Disclaimer: The Delaware Brownfields Marketplace database includes information on possible, potential and known contaminated sites in the State of Delaware. The information contained in this database is provided by property owners and summarized from DNREC's files, and is provided as a service by DNREC. In some cases, additional information is available from DNREC’s Delaware Environmental Navigator (DEN) database. Although DNREC's databases and access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, DNREC makes no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of the information found in these databases. Neither DNREC nor any of its employees shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information.