We work on environmental cleanup and revitalization projects across the United States and Puerto Rico. Our mission is simple: drive development to land that’s already been used. By building on vacant or underutilized land, we preserve open space, reduce the environmental impact of our cities and towns, and create the kinds of places where we all want to live.


Contaminated and underutilized land is at the root of many environmental, social and economic issues.  CCLR’s programs

  • Stabilize and improve property values and the local tax base;
  • Improve public health and environmental quality;
  • Prevent sprawl, preserve open space and protect natural resources;
  • Provide land for affordable housing and commercial space for entrepreneurs;
  • Lessen dependency on automobiles;
  • Reduce our carbon footprint and present opportunities to prepare communities for the changes wrought by climate change;
  • Build social equity, as vacant properties disproportionately affect low-income and communities of color.  CCLR's work serves these communities by catalyzing investment and creating jobs, affordable housing, and neighborhood-serving amenities in these historically underserved places.


We’re most proud of our impact on communities, and here are a few of the results:

5,000 workshop attendees

$73M in funding for site assessment and cleanup

12,600 new residential units

818,000 sq ft of commercial space

60,000 sq ft of retail space

1,500 acres of open space