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Feb 8, 2017

Providence, R.I. Beneficiary of EPA’s AWP Grant Initiative

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Providence, Rhode Island, and the Eastern Maine Development Corp. to receive funding to assist with planning for cleanup and reuse of Brownfield sites as part of the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program. Each recipient will receive $200,000 to engage their community and conduct planning activities for brownfield site reuse.

The grants will help these New England communities plan improvements such as housing, transportation options, recreation and open space, education and health facilities, social services, renewed infrastructure, increased commerce and employment opportunities, says EPA.

EPA'S AWP program was modeled after New York State's Brownfields Opportunity Area (BOA) Program, which was developed by communities – particularly lower income communities – to enable them to drive development that meets their needs and supports their community vision.

Studies have shown that residential property values near brownfields sites that are cleaned up increased between 5 and 15 percent. Data also shows that brownfields cleanups can increase overall property values within a one-mile radius. Preliminary analysis involving 48 brownfields sites shows that an estimated $29 million to $97 million in additional tax revenue was generated for local governments in a single year after cleanup.

 

 



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