Communities receive EPA brownfield grants

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Calumet County, Sheboygan County, Green Bay and Oshkosh are among the communities receiving Environmental Protection Agency brownfield site revitalization grants. Calumet and Sheboygan counties and the cities of Green Bay and Oshkosh each received a $300,000 Brownfield grant, while the Green Bay Redevelopment Authority received a $500,000 Brownfield grant.

The funds will be used as follows:

  • Calumet County: to investigate environmental conditions at properties targeted for redevelopment, focusing on properties in Chilton, New Holstein and Brillion.
  • Sheboygan County: to investigate environmental conditions at properties in the Innovation District and at other sites in the City of Sheboygan.
  • Green Bay: to determine if properties targeted for redevelopment have low levels of contamination that could halt progress, with a focus on work at sites on or near Broadway, Velp Avenue and University Avenue.
  • Green Bay Redevelopment Authority: to clean up of the city’s shipyard property.
  • Oshkosh: to investigate the properties in the City Center district to determine if low contamination exists that could slow or prevent redevelopment.

Calumet County will use its funds to investigate environmental conditions at properties targeted for redevelopment, said Calumet County Administrator Todd Romenesko.

“This project will support work within the county to identify and clean up contaminated properties,” he said. “These efforts are consistent with the needs of our local community partners, will enhance our local economy, and will help facilitate critical quality of life improvements in impacted areas.”