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​​​Projects

The Brownfields Land Recycling Program has provided assistance to more than 40 public projects and more than 50 private sector projects.  The redevelopment of these sites has resulted in job creation, sales tax and property tax revenue increases and more than $300 million in private investment.

​Below are recently completed and current projects.

​Riverview Project

AZCF1, LLC acquired the 28-acre former landfill site to develop a business commerce park.  The site was a privately0woned landfill from the 1960s until closure in the early 1970s and remained vacant and challenged by unknown environmental conditions.  The project will restore an unused, underdeveloped property and will benefit the community with employment, new tax revenue, and elimination of a blighted property. The site has been divided into five parcels with development occurring in phases.  Helical piers are being used to construct buildings on the site.  Because of the proximity to the Rio Salado Project, a Bike Path is planned as an amenity to continue connections to the pathways at Rio Salado.​​

​​5th Street & Buckeye Road Project

Photo of buildingThe transformation of the former East Washington Fluff Site, metal salvage yard, in Phoenix’s central core is the extraordinary achievement of a decades-long collaboration between the City of Phoenix, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project received a $250,000 brownfields grant from the City of Phoenix to help mitigate remediation and construction costs.  The benefits of this $12 million project include enhanced community health, neighborhood revitalization, environmental protection, and job creation that will be experienced for years to come.

This 9.6-acre property was abandoned by its owner in 1986 leaving the most challenging brownfield site in Phoenix.  The entire property contained more than 6,000 tons of hazardous materials piled up to 18 feet above and 9 to 18 feet below the surface.  These materials were a threat to public health and the environment, and the property was designated a Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund Registry (WQARF) site, also known as a state Superfund site.

Local, state and federal government agencies worked hand-in-hand with Harrison Properties Inc., which purchased the site in 2007, to conduct environmental investigations, clean up surface waste, place a protective cap, address delinquent property taxes and assist with redevelopment. The key element to restoring the site was the installation of 539 helical piers to support the two buildings that total 171,640 square feet, the best method to ensure the buildings would not move or settle.  Local Artist Joe Willie Smith created a sculpture that pays tribute to the difficult site, the important role of the helical piers, and used numerous historical artifacts from in the mosaic base of the piece.