Scores of properties in the McLoughlin corridor sit vacant because of real or perceived brownfield contamination. Some of these brownfields were once gas stations, auto repair shops or other businesses that used petroleum-related chemicals with long term environmental impacts. Others were large industrial operations.
Cleaning up and finding new uses for these brownfields helps create healthier communities and a healthier economy in one of greater Portland's most important thoroughfares.
Apply for assistance
Interested in finding out more about your property’s environmental status? Funds are available to assess possible contamination issues on your property. Banks and other lending institutions typically require environmental due diligence prior to underwriting real estate loans. Understanding the conditions of your property is important for any future property sale.
Potential buyers or developers
If you are interested in purchasing a property for development in the McLoughlin Corridor, you can apply for help with the preliminary environmental assessment. Funds can also assist in planning efforts that addresses how the possible contamination will be dealt with during redevelopment efforts.
If you suspect a property in your community has contamination issues, contact [email protected]. Metro will reach out to the property owner to see how we can help.