Brownfield Development e-news update: October, 2009

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Harrison Square Recieves Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for Brownfield Redevelopment

In September the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) presented the City of Fort Wayne with an award for achievements in the category of “Land USe” during the 2009 Indiana Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence ceremony. The award was for the “Parkview Field” ballpark stadium.

“I am honored Governor Daniels is recognizing Harrison Square as a 2009 Environmental Excellence in Land Use award winner for a project that has become a Fort Wayne hallmark of downtown revitalization,” said Mayor Tom Henry.

Additional U.S. EPA Grants Wanted!

Due to the success of the current U.S. EPA Petroleum Substance Community Assessment Grant, the City is applying for additional federal grants.

Under the current grant, nearly 50 potentially impacted sites have been identified for assistance, and 9 sites have been addressed.

Thank you to all community stakeholders who have helped identify these sites.

New grants will be awarded in Spring of 2010 and we will keep you posted on new initiatives. Until then, keep in mind that the City does have an on-going Brownfield Assistance Program that funds projects locally, and new projects are welcomed.

City’s Brownfield Program Assisting Local Businesses/Communities

The City’s Brownfield Assistance program has been busy helping local business owners and entrepreneurs ensure that the properties they want to develop do not pose future environmental liability. Below is a list of applicants and sites that have been able to utilize funds from this program and other resources.

  • F.W. Steel (Valbruna)
  • Casselwood Shopping Center
  • Science Central
  • HubCap Express
  • Harrison Square
  • Summit Park II
  • Alverez, LLC (Former Betty Brite Facility)
  • Dimension Ford
  • Kerns, Inc.
  • Courtyard Marriott Hotel
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
  • Spring and Sherman Site
  • Lots within Renaissance Pointe
  • Fort Wayne Police K-9 Training Center
  • Arc Easter Seals
  • Doc Chapman Auto Repair
  • Connor Corporation

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