Associate director:  susan Westa

WRC Brownfields Committee: click here

WRC Brownfields Meeting Schedule 2023: click here

Brownfields are land and buildings whose expansion, redevelopment, or reuse
may be complicated by the presence or potential presence
of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

The Windham Region Brownfields Reuse Initiative (WRBRI) was established in 2000 with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since that time we have been working hard to promote vibrant communities by facilitating brownfields redevelopment.  

All together this funding has brought a total of $4.72 million dollars in federal brownfields funds to the region for assessment and cleanup of brownfields sites. This successful program has been instrumental in helping revitalize former industrial and commercial sites, turning them from underutilized properties to productive business and community use.

Brownfields Committee 2023 Schedule

The Brownfields Committee meets bimonthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM.

Applications are due by 4:00 PM of the Monday of the week prior to the meeting (except for the June meeting, since that Monday is Memorial Day). If you have any questions about the application process, contact Susan Westa, WRC Brownfields Program Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The meeting schedule and application due dates for 2023 are as follows:

Meeting Dates

Application Due Dates

February 8 January 30
April 12 April 3
June 14 June 5
August 9 July 31
October 11 October 2
December 13 December 4

Cleanup Funding Available from EPA

The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) successfully applied for supplemental Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) from the Environmental Protection Agency.  WRC now has an additional $500,000 to grant and/or loan to property owners who are ready to redevelop sites.  Loan funds are available to public, private and nonprofit owners who comply with the eligibility requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency; grants are available to eligible municipalities and nonprofit owners of brownfield properties. Interested property owners should submit the eligibility form to Susan Westa, WRC Brownfields Program Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by the dates noted above.

Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Updates

Active Assessment Site Update, December 2022
• Phase I – determines likelihood of potential contamination
• Phase II – determines extent of potential contamination
• ABCA – Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives/cleanup planning
• CAP – Corrective Action Plan/cleanup planning

21 O'Bryan Drive
Phase II investigation underway

Bike Project
Bellows Falls
Phase II complete but supplemental sampling underway.

Black Mountain & Glen Parks
Phase I's underway.

The Garage
Bellows Falls
Offsite supplemental assessment work underway.

Green Acres Solar
Phase II complete.

Smokin' Bowls
Bellows Falls
Phase I complete.

SoVT Theraputic Riding Center     
Phase I complete

Thermal House
Indoor PCB testing complete and CAP underway.

Train Station
Bellows Falls
Phase I and Hazardous Building Materials assessment complete.

Tri Park
Phase I complete.

Winston Prouty
Phase I complete. Site investigation underway.

Active Revolving Loan Fund/Cleanup Site Update, December 2022

Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center
11 Arch Street, Brattleboro
Archeological monitoring complete and site cleaned up.

The Garage
Bellows Falls
Cleanup complete. Site redevelopment underway.

New England Youth Theater
48 Elm Street, Brattleboro
Demolition complete and cleanup underway.

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