The City of Largo started a Brownfield Program in 2008 with the designation of the greater Downtown area that covers approximately 918 acres. “Brownfield” is the name given to a site or area where real or perceived environmental contamination exists in the soil, surface water, or ground water. These conditions have presented barriers to redevelopment of older commercial, industrial, and medical properties throughout the United States.
Today the City has several designated brownfield sites and continues to work with private land owners who have identified conditions that make the redevelopment of their properties difficult without the designation. There are financial incentives, regulatory benefits, technical assistance, and liability protection programs through the State of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection.
Review maps of Largo's designated Brownfield areas and individual sites, related websites on brownfields and a list of programs available for Florida properties that qualify for brownfield projects.