CIRI and Brownfields

CIRB (Central Iron Range Brownfield program) is a subset of CIRI, specifically dealing with brownfield redevelopment.

CIRB's goal is to work to coordinate other land planning and development efforts, including:

  • Member Communities
  • IRRB (Iron Range Resources Board)
  • Laurentian Vision
  • West Range Mine Planning Board
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental & Civil Engineering Professionals
  • Attorneys and Accountants
  • Local Contractors
  • Other redevelopment agencies

Site Selection and Planning

CIRB, with the cooperation and assistance of their members, will select potential redevelopment sites and weigh their redevelopment potential using a quantitative process for selection.

Site information is hosted where members can review the ongoing process of the project, and discuss project information such as timelines, developer interest, and other pertinent information for site redeveloopment.


Interested in submitting a site to the brownfields database? Complete and return the attached form