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Redevelopment Opportunity Zones & Brownfield Redevelopment Trust Fund Accounts in Washington State: 2013–2017

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18-09-048January 2018
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Author(s) Jim Pendowski (et al.)
Description In 2013, amendments to Washington’s cleanup law (the Model Toxics Control Act) established three tools intended to help local governments clean up brownfield sites: 1) Redevelopment Opportunity Zones (ROZs), 2) Brownfield Renewal Authorities, and 3) the Brownfield Redevelopment Trust Fund Account. A brownfield site is an abandoned or underused property where reuse or redevelopment is hindered by the release (or threatened release) of hazardous substances, such as might occur at a former dry cleaners or an abandoned gas station.

This report examines how three ROZs were created in Spokane, Bellingham, and Seattle between 2013 and 2017. It also examines possible reasons why Brownfield Redevelopment Trust Fund Accounts have not yet been established to support those activities.
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Keywords Brownfield property, Brownfield Redevelopment Trust Fund Account (BRTF Account), Redevelopment Opportunity Zone (ROZ), Brownfield Renewal Authority, Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA)
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