We help turn abandoned land from liability to possibility.

What We Do

Reclaim, Connect, Transform.

CCLR is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to transforming communities through land reuse and brownfield redevelopment because everyone deserves clean, healthy, and safe places to live, work, and play in. We provide the resources and expertise to get your projects done! Learn more about us and how we can help.

Read our 2023 Impact Report

News and Events

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A lack of affordable housing is a nationwide challenge, but the problem is especially acute in California. In the Golden State, 77% of California’s Extremely Low-Income Renter Households have a Seve...
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April is a beautiful time in Arizona that, to me, is characterized by the yellow of the palo verde and brittlebush wildflowers. Now the month will also be characterized by brown, as in brownfields. Be...
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This webinar will review the impacts of redlining on American cities, and examine how communities can guide the reuse of brownfields to mitigate past harms, eliminate health risks, unravel systemic ra...
Webinars
SDSU’S Center for Community Energy and Environmental Justice (CCEEJ), the Environmental Protection Network and the Center for Creative Land Recycling are hosting two short interactive sessions to in...
Webinars
Join us on June 6, 2024, at 11 a.m. PT for a national webinar on Work Plans for EPA Brownfields Grants! ...
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You might be familiar with mushrooms on a tree stump or your pizza, but did you know mushrooms can be used for pollution cleanup? As nature’s decomposers, this is the job fungi were made for! CCLR i...
About Us

Land reuse transforms communities.

Land recycling is about more than cleaning up and rebuilding on properties. How we choose to design and utilize the landscape is at the root of our quality of life. It is the basis of many environmental, social, and economic issues.

Services

Our technical assistance services provides training and support to start or restart your brownfield program, develop end-use visioning, and everything in between.

CLR can help you identify the right grants, private financing options, and incentives that meet your community’s needs and land reuse vision.

Effective brownfield grant management and understanding federal procurement policies are essential for redevelopment success.

CCLR can provide expert advice to help you make decisions and navigate cleanup requirements.

Equitable and sustainable land reuse projects empower marginalized communities in shaping how land is used to address inequity and support community assets.

CCLR works as a prime and subcontractor on many public and private funded land revitalization contracts.

Before & After

01
West Sacramento Bridge District
1983
2018

Before & After

Image of a new building, the bakery lofts
Image of an old, dilapidated building
02
Bakery Lofts: Emeryville, CA
1998
2003
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