A survey was made of all municipalities in the state of New Jersey (N = 566) to determine how many had brownfields sites that caused property devaluation and land-use changes beyond the site boundaries. Most municipalities (80%, n = 450) replied; 10% indicated that brownfields sites caused neighborhood impacts, and 3% reported land-use and neighborhood impacts more than one-quarter mile from the site and multiple land-use changes as a result of a brownfield site. Typically, this last group of neighborhoods also had neighborhood problems such as unsafe con- ditions and inadequate services. Policy suggestions for this group of highly stressed neighbor- hoods are discussed.
Brownfields, TOADS, and the struggle for neighborhood redevelopment: a case study of the State of New Jersey
M. Greenberg, K. Lowrie, L. Solitare, and L. Duncan. “Brownfields, TOADS, and the struggle for neighborhood redevelopment: a case study of the State of New Jersey.” Urban Affairs Review, 35 (5), 2000, 717-733.