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Examples of Successful Redevelopment from the Brownfield Site Assessment Program

Assessments that led to successful redevelopment of formerly contaminated sites under the Brownfield Site Assessment Program.


Crestview Station, Austin Texas

Connecting Austin through transit-oriented development

Crestview station before cleanup
Crestview Station was a 71 acre property in central Austin that functioned as a chemical research facility from 1949 until 2005. The property was in a prime location for a transit-oriented development, once contamination from the historical use was cleaned up.


Crestview station after cleanup
Crestview station after cleanup
Crestview station after cleanup
Crestview station after cleanup

The site has been redeveloped as a mixed-use property, with both single family homes and apartments, ball fields, and 150,000 square feet of office and retail space. The Crestview Station is a stop for Austin's MetroRail. More information about redevelopment at Crestview Station in Austin

Rosewood Court, Dallas Texas

Uptown building boom at former Crescent Complex

Rosewood Court before cleanup
Cedar Springs and Pearl Streets are located between downtown Dallas and high-end residences. Residences, industrial businesses, and an office complex occupied the site from the 1970s until 2003, when remediation of soils contaminated by petroleum-related chemicals began. Redevelopment of the Crescent Complex kicked off an uptown building boom.

Rosewood Court after cleanup
Construction of the Rosewood Court building was completed in 2008, creating new office space, upscale and pedestrian friendly retail amenities, as well as a parking garage for the Crescent Complex. More information about redevelopment at Rosewood Court in the Crescent Complex.

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Brownfields Contact Information

For more information contact the TCEQ Brownfields Site Assessment Program by email at or dial the Remediation Division at 512-239-2200 and select option three to have your call directed.

For more information contact the EPA Region 6 Brownfields Program Coordinator Ms. Amber Howard at 214-665-3172.

Required use of SW-846 Method 5035

New Information

Beginning January 1, 2016, the TCEQ Remediation Division will require the use of United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) SW846 Method 5035A, Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples, as amended, for the collection and preparation of solid samples for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis using purge-and-trap technology.

The TCEQ Remediation Division guidance on Method 5035 has been updated and is available.