American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A piece of industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused and often environmentally contaminated, especially one considered as a potential site for redevelopment.
“In future, residential gardens will no longer be classified as 'brownfield' - the same category as urban industrial wasteland.”
“Tesla is now especially interested in moving the planned facility to a "brownfield" - such as an old site for chipmaking in Silicon Valley or land left over from the aeronautics industry in Southern California - that can be rehabilitated and built upon instead, as the intends to finance construction (or at another site, retooling) of the facility favors projects on brownfields (two birds, one stone: environmental cleanup and cleantech development).”
“The entire swath is a "brownfield" - contaminated, but available for redevelopment.”
“Other targeted tax credits marked for phaseout include ones for so-called brownfield redevelopments, battery manufacturers and other businesses.”
“When it comes to attracting auto plants, cities have a lousy batting average: in the last decade just one in 10 has been built on so-called brownfield urban sites.”
“You read of -- a brownfield is a place almost always in a city where people used to make money and they left and it's now polluted and people can't afford to go in and make money there again.”
“Nick Johnson, deputy chief executive of Urbansplash, one of the key players in the regeneration, calls the brownfield policies "very important".”
“The group, California Coaltion for a Worker's Memorial Day, asked that the electric car company take their time and carefully weigh the consequences of building on what is known as a brownfield, or "cleaned up" toxic site.”
“On Wednesday the Con-Lib coalition will announce its intention to change planning law so that gardens are no longer classified as brownfield land that can be built on, in a move aimed at stopping "garden grabbing" by developers.”
“While seeking to free up the planning process, the Coalition has scrapped moves that allowed back gardens to be classified as brownfield sites and made it easier to build on them.”
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