There is a broad list of Brownfield redevelopment and restoration work that can be supported by State and Federal grants and loans, by tax credits and tax abatements and Tax Increment Financing, depending on the nature of the project and the type of building. That includes building and property structural and topographic surveys, asbestos and lead-based-paint removal, environmental studies and remediation, demolition and removal of obsolete buildings, structures and utilities, site improvements, and other restoration work done by the property owner or developer. Even routine rehabilitation of non-contaminated but historic buildings is eligible for tax credits.
The City or the DDA can also undertake public utility and infrastructure improvements in the vicinity of a Brownfield redevelopment project, such as water main extensions, sanitary and storm sewer replacements or upgrades, street improvements (repaving or improving), streetscaping (street light upgrades and planting of trees), construction of waterfront parks and river-walks, construction of public marinas, parking structures, etc. The prerequisite for receiving public financial assistance for doing building or public infrastructure improvements is that there is private investment that will create jobs and will generate future tax revenues that will support Tax Increment Financing.