City of Johnstown Brownfield Assessment Projects

Cambria County, Pennsylvania


Data Management
GIS Model Development
Interactive Web Map Creation
Stakeholder Engagement
Community Planning
Public Engagement
Research and Analysis
Data Collection
Concept Planning


Develop an interactive StoryMap for stakeholders and developers to view a comprehensive list of ongoing projects in the City of Johnstown.

Produce a revitalization study for the Fairfield Avenue and Strayer Street corridor to identify potential brownfields and revitalization recommendations for future development.


Johnstown Redevelopment Authority
City of Johnstown
Cambria County Redevelopment Authority

Prime Consultant

Tetra Tech, Inc.

As a subconsultant to Tetra Tech, Inc. EPD is working on multiple projects within the City of Johnstown, Johnstown Redevelopment Authority and Cambria County Redevelopment Authority related to brownfield assessments and revitalization projects. Overall, EPD is working on three separate efforts: conducting a blight study, preparing a master plan for a heritage site and public communication related to downtown strategic planning.

EPD is utilizing ArcGIS StoryMaps to create an interactive webmap for residents, community leaders and developers to stay abreast of the City’s rapid progress and resurgence. As project sites are identified, they will be included on this interactive website, along with their planning status, funding sources and overall costs.

In another Johnstown neighborhood EPD is conducting a revitalization study for the Fairfield Avenue and Strayer Street areas and has evaluated over 700 structures, reviewed census data and is preparing a final report to summarize the findings, identify potential brownfields throughout the City that could be catalysts for community revitalization.

Additionally, EPD is developing an overall concept plan inclusive of the buildings, outdoor space, arrival and delivery circulation, parking, storage and future programming. This effort involves historic blacksmith shops (designated a National Historic Landmark), 10-ton air hammers (owned by the Smithsonian Institute) and other ancillary buildings which historically supported Bethlehem Steel.