[Tagging] Landuse for vacant lots

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Mar 26 13:41:49 UTC 2017

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 4:41 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:
> "brownfield" seems quite misleading as description for a plot formerly
> occupied by a house, it would be appropriate for former industrial or
> commercial areas with suspected pollution (in case of former industrial and
> some kind of commercial use it is very likely that the former use has left
> some kind of pollution). The wiki confirms this point of view.

I've usually heard "brownfield" in a city planning context to be any
formerly built property that is left void of any buildings, save possibly
for leftover bits of parking lot, driveway or foundation.  Often the sad
result of a tornado and the resulting cleanup.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/attachments/20170326/d75115a7/attachment.html>

More information about the Tagging mailing list