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Brownfields Program

The City is pursuing state and federal funding to assess, investigate, and clean-up contaminated or perceived to be contaminated land in the City. These properties are commonly referred to as brownfields. We need the public's help in locating these sites.

What are Brownfields? Brownfields are properties that may have or potentially contain the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminants that can affect or pollute the soil, air, and water.

Where are the Brownfields? Brownfield sites are often vacant and underutilized properties previously used for industrial or commercial activities that may have resulted in contamination. Examples include a historic factory, closed gas station, open dump site or vacant lot.

What are the benefits of brownfield redevelopment?
Property owners who cleanup and reuse brownfields provide many benefits including:
  • Decrease community exposure to hazardous substances;
  • Increase neighborhood property values;
  • Generate job growth and services via new development;
  • Create new places and spaces for the community.
How can you help?
We are asking members of the public to help us locate brownfield sites by filling out a site nomination form. The form can also be filled out via the following QR code:
Brown Fields
Once nominated sites are brought to our attention, our team will work with the eligible property owners to find brownfield grant funding to transform these sites to its full redevelopment potential. Completed nomination forms submitted to the City will be enroll in a raffle for a chance to win gift cards to local Carson businesses.

Fun Fact

Did you know that the Porsche Experience Center in Carson is a brownfield redevelopment project? The 53-acre site was a former landfill and was transformed to a regional destination landmark for the City. The project features driver development track with eight educational modules totaling 4.1 miles, a changing race car exhibit, and a fine dining-restaurant.
Brown Fields Fun Fact - Porche
City of Carson
Community Development Department
701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600

Monday - Thursday:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Excluding Holidays)

Program Contact:
James Nguyen
Special Projects Manager
(310) 952-1700 Ext. 1310

Jacob Collins
Assistant Planner
(310) 952-1700 Ext. 1327


City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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