Program Overview

Brownfield Assessment Grant

In 2019 Cochise County won a $600,000 Brownfield Assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to transform underutilized properties from liabilities into assets that revitalize our communities and bring our neighborhoods back to life.


The grant is managed by Cochise County with assistance from an environmental consulting team led by Stantec Consulting Services Inc. (Stantec).


WHO: Community members and property owners are needed to nominate properties with redevelopment potential.


WHAT: Revitalize vacant and underutilized (“brownfield”) properties to provide benefits to the community, including job creation, increased property values, environmental restoration, and reduced health risks.


HOW: Funding will be used to inventory and prioritize brownfield sites for redevelopment, assess existing site conditions, and plan for cleanup and reuse of priority sites throughout our communities. 


WHEN: October 2019 –September 2022


WHERE: The grant will be used to assess selected properties located initially in Bisbee, Douglas and Sierra Vista, but if funding is available, other locations in Cochise County as well, including unincorporated areas. 

Guiding Principles

  • Prioritize use of grant funds on property that will attract investors and become a catalyst for new employment opportunities and a sustainable job base.
  • Promote infill development that maximizes use of existing space, infrastructure and utilities.
  • Remove redevelopment barriers by addressing unknown site conditions and creating shovel ready sites.
  • Invest in sites that will generate public and private revenue. 
  • Transform blighted areas into thriving neighborhoods.
  • Protect public health and the environment. 
  • Promote public participation and input on priority redevelopment areas and sites.

How Do I…

See examples of Brownfield sites? 

Nominate a property for assessment? 

Ask questions and get additional information? 

Success Stories

Brownfield Program in action in Cochise County

Camp Naco (pdf)

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Tombstone Marshals Office (pdf)

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Videos

What are Brownfields?

 Phase I & II ESAs 

Contact Information

For additional information or to nominate a site for grant funding consideration, please contact:


Dan Coxworth, Director of Development Services

Email: dcoxworth@cochise.az.gov 

Phone: 520-432-9268