Brownfields 101

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Brownfields 101

  1. 1. BROWNFIELD S TIMELINE 2000EPA Brownfields Pilot Grant 2004 EPA Assessment Grant 2005EPA Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)
  2. 2. Brownfields are real properties; theexpansion, redevelopment, or reuse of whichmay be complicated by the presence orpotential presence of a hazardoussubstance, pollutant, or contaminant.
  3. 3. Why Invest inBrownfields?
  4. 4. Cleaning up and reinvesting in theseproperties protects the environment, reducesblight, and takes development pressures offgreen spaces and working lands. Photo: Heifer Village, Phase I Assessment
  5. 5. 7.75 Jobs Projects Increases leveraged propertyLeverage $18.68 per value fromd per EPA dollar 500K to$100K expended 1.5 Million in• Based on 2008 fiscal data • Based on 2008 EPA Brownfields Program ACRES database one mile radius • Based on EPA Brownfields Program funded study
  6. 6. Buildable land with infrastructure andentitlements in urban areas is in shortsupply. Located in highly desirable urbaninfill areas, brownfields are far cheaper thancomparable non-polluted properties Photo: Dickey-Stephens Ballpark, Phase I Assessment
  7. 7. How toParticipatein theBrownfieldsProgram?
  8. 8. DueDiligence Pulaski Co. Brownfields Program EligibleEnrolled with ADEQ
  9. 9. Revolving Loan Fund ProgramAdministrative Community Support Outreach
  10. 10. What We Do
  11. 11. Working throughout the communityforming partnerships with economicdevelopers to identify all potential brownfieldredevelopment projects in Pulaski County. Photo: The Enclave, Phase I Assessment
  12. 12. Bridging the gap between what theresources are and how to access them; andoperating as a centralized point of contactbetween the public and the government toensure education, economics andenvironmentalism work together.
  13. 13. Who We Are
  14. 14. Pulaski County Brownfields ProgramCounty Judge Buddy Villines Advisory Board NLR Economic Downtown Partnership Development City of Little Rock Pulaski County Regions Bank Brownfields NLR Planning Green Building Council Ecologic Inc. Land Recycling Co. UA Cooperative Main Street Argenta Extension L. Paige, URS Corporation Southern Financial ADEQ Public Works Director of Audubon Arkansas Department of Health Community Services Army Corps of Engineers Sam O’Bryant, Josh Fout, Brownfields Brownfields Program Administrator Marketing Specialist
  15. 15. It is my belief that a successful Brownfieldredevelopment program is a significant partof governing in an urban setting. We are inan era where 80 percent of the people in ourcounty live in the cities and towns.Our challenge then, is to provide space forourselves and our children to experiencethe green earth in an urban setting; andaggressively seek the ways and means tobuild our future with sensitivity to pastJudge Floyd G. “Buddy” Villines
  16. 16. EPA’s Brownfields Website www.epa.gov/brownfields/EPA’s Region 6 Brownfields Website www.epa.gov/region6/brownfields 214.665.3172 Pulaski County Brownfields Office 501-340-6157 brownfields@co.pulaski.ar.us facebook.com/pucobrownfields

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