Calumet Collaborative Brownfield Initiative
The Calumet Collaborative is working to advance a world-class, inclusive economy that builds on the Calumet region’s industrial heritage, while cultivating innovation and resource efficiency. Our work is done through aligning bi-state Brownfield redevelopment strategies that build off existing resources including: vacant land, brownfields, and productive reuse examples.
Brownfield Related News & Opportunities
NWI Brownfield Coalition
The Northwest Indiana Brownfields Coalition (NWIBC) is a regional coalition comprised of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA), the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), and the cities of Gary, Hammond and East Chicago in Lake County, Indiana.
Michael Reese Planning and Development
Redevelopment plans for the former Michael Reese Hospital site on Chicago's Near South Side will begin to move forward in spring 2020, starting with a web-based community meeting that will be followed by formal review and approval processes involving the Chicago Plan Commission, City Council and other public entities.
Brownfield Grant Opportunity
EPA's Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, environmental job training, technical assistance, training, and research. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA's Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state agencies to identify and make available resources that can be used for brownfield activities.
Calumet Collaborative works with the following organizations to provide strategic guidance on this initiative:
Chicago Community Trust
Agency For Planning (CMAP)
Chicago Neighborhoods Initiative
City of Gary
The Cook County Department of Planning and Development
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois International Port
Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)
Metropolitan Water Reclamation
Services of Chicago
Northwest Indiana Forum
Northwestern Indiana Regional
Planning Commission (NIRPC)
South Suburban Mayors and
Managers Association (SSMMA)
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)