Austin Brownfields Revitalization Office (ABRO) receives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant funding to perform environmental services that benefit the Austin community. These are properties that ABRO has assisted with environmental concerns. Assistance can be as simple as providing a report for the environmental due diligence before a property transaction, collecting samples from potential sources of contamination, planning and performing a cleanup.

Learn about local cleanup projects

Active projects

Burnet Place Apartments

In 2019, Project Transitions purchased property to provide affordable housing in North Austin. Project Transitions is a nonprofit dedicated to serving people with HIV and AIDS by providing supportive living, housing, recuperative care and hospice in compassionate and caring environments.


The previous building at this location was constructed in 1966 and served as a mixed residential and commercial area. Over the past several years, the building was vacant and in need of significant repairs. Plans were made to have the building demolished to make way for the new Project Transitions facility.

The new building is expected to have 61 affordable, supportive living apartment homes with community space, a food pantry, a telehealth clinic and a community garden. 

Completed projects

See a map of completed projects that have already redeveloped with ABRO support.


Emergency shelter for women and children.


The Austin Shelter for Women and Children is an emergency shelter serving women and children experiencing homelessness in Austin and is operated by The Salvation Army, in partnership with the City of Austin.

In 2018, to serve a growing number of families experiencing homelessness, the Salvation Army renovated and expanded its property.