United States
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5101)
EPA 500-F-00-100
May 2000
  \>EPA  Brownfields  Assessment
                   Demonstration  Pilot
                                                               Greenville,  SC
 Outreach and Special Projects Staff (5105)
                   Quick Reference Fact Sheet
EPA's Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative is designed to empower states, communities, and other
stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and
sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a site, or portion thereof, that has actual or perceived contamination and
an active potential for redevelopment or reuse. EPA is funding: assessment demonstration pilot programs (each funded
up to $200,000 over two years), to assess brownfields sites and to test cleanup and redevelopment models; job training
pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years), to provide training for residents of communities affected
by brownfields to facilitate cleanup of brownfields sites and prepare trainees for future employment in the environmental
field; and, cleanup revolving loan fund programs (each funded up to $500,000 over five years) to capitalize loan funds
to make loans for the environmental cleanup of brownfields. These pilot programs are intended to provide EPA, states,
tribes, municipalities, and communities with useful information and strategies as they continue to seek new methods
to promote a unified approach to site assessment, environmental cleanup, and redevelopment.

EPA has selected the  City  of Greenville for a
Brownfields Pilot.  The area west of downtown,
known as the West Greenville/Reedy River Corridor,
was the textile center ofthe region in the early 1800s.
With the decline in the textile industry and development
ofthe eastern part ofthe city in the mid-1900s, the
Corridor fell into economic decline. Nearly one-third
ofthe residents in the area lives in poverty, and more
than half ofthe population (15,294 in the Corridor) is
African American.

The metropolitan area of Greenville has experienced
significant economic growth in recent years, but that
prosperity has yetto flow over into the West Greenville/
Reedy River Corridor. This area remains blighted by
a number of abandoned and underutilized industrial
properties, including several large textile facilities and
bleacheries.  Perceived or known environmental
contamination has limited development in the Corridor
and has raised concerns regarding water quality, river
sediment, and flood plain deposits.
                   Date of Announcement:
                   May 2000

                   Amount: $200,000

                   Profile: The Greenville Pilot will
                   address brownfields in the West
                   Greenville/Reedy RiverCorridor,
                   an area blighted by abandoned
                   textile mills and bleacheries.
    Greenville, SC
West Greenville/Reedy
RiverCorridor Revitalization
City of Greenville
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA-Region 4
     Visit the EPA Region 4 Brownfields web site at:

   Forfurther information, including specific Pilot contacts,
 additional Pilot information, brownfields newsand events, and
 publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:


The Greenville Pilot plans to identify, address, and
remove real and perceived environmental concerns
in the  Corridor that currently  stand in the way of
redevelopment. Community input will be sought in all
stages, from developing an  inventory of potential
brownfields to creating a redevelopment strategy.
The overall goal is to facilitate economic revitalization
in the Corridor in a manner that ensures protection of
human health and the environment.


Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Developing a site inventory of the targeted  area;

 Selecting up to five high-priority sites for Phase I
  environmental assessments;

 Performing Phase II site assessments on three of
  the selected sites;

 Creating a detailed cleanup and redevelopment plan
  for at least one site; and

 Forming a task force of representatives from local
  and neighborhood groups, developers, lenders,
  businesses, and city, county, and state governments
  to help direct the implementation of the project.

The cooperative agreementforthis Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subjectto change.
 Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot                                                    Greenville, SC
 May2000                                                                          EPA 500-F-00-100