United States
                      Protection Agency
                      Washington, D.C. 20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5105)
EPA 500-F-01-047
June 2001
    &EPA    Brownfields Assessment
                      Demonstration  Pilot
                                                              Ogden City, UT
 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 selected Ogden City for a Brownfields Pilot.
With the completion ofthe transcontinental railroad in
1869, Ogden City grew from a small frontier town into
a major industrial center. The railroads and associated
industries closed their Ogden operations in the 1970s
and 1980s, leaving behind high unemployment rates,
unskilled workers, and environmental pollution.

The Pilot will focus on a nine-block area of Ogden
City's Central  Business District where  vacant rail
yards, a former tannery, and large warehouses are
typical ofthe  area's properties. In January 2001
Ogden City Corporation submitted a revised work
plan that expanded the scope as well as  the area by
three 20-acre blocks  and two 10-acre blocks within
the  Central Business District.  In the first priority
Pilot-targeted area, 80 percent of the  property is
vacant and very few businesses are operating.  A
large railroad property covers half of the Central
Business District. The poverty rate in the target area
is three times the  city's average rate,  and the
unemployment rate for Ogden City is 4.4 percent.
   Ogden City, Utah
City of Ogden
                     Date of Award:  April 1997

                     Amount: $200,000

                     Profile: The Pilot targets a
                     nine-blockarea of Ogden City's
                     Central Business District.
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Ogden City's objective is to revitalize the Central
Business District by removing barriers to economic
development and reclaiming potentially valuable
properties for mixed-use development. The city will
demonstrate the viability of redeveloping obsolete
facilities, attain the highest and best use of priority
properties, and regain the city's progressive image by
cleaning up gateway areas.  The pilot will assist in
these objectives by  conducting assessments in the
target area and developing cleanup plans for targeted

The  Pilot has:
 Completed Phase I assessments of the 99 properties
 within the target area;
 Formed a project steering committee consisting of
 city officials to oversee the Pilot project;
 Conducted Phase II environmental assessments for
 the first priority (Block 37) area; and
 Entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with
 the Utah Department of Environmental Quality
 Division  of Environmental Response  and
 Remediation in January 2001.
The  Pilot is:
 Working with the  Department of Environmental
 Quality and implementing the Voluntary Cleanup
 Continuing to  seek input from community
 Developing alist of suitable land uses forthe project
 area based on the results of site assessments and
 developing cleanup plans appropriate for these land
 uses; and
 Identifying  cost-effective  financing solutions to
 promote private or public/private redevelopment
Experience with the  Ogden City Pilot has been a
catalyst for related activities, including the following:

 The city spent $1,010,200 on the acquisition of the
 Iron Works Property.
 The City Council approved  the  location of an
 intermodal hub on the railyard property, aportion of
 which is in the Pilot's priority area.  Members of the
 steering committee, along with other federal and
 state  agencies,  were invited by Union Pacific to
 review the results of an environmental assessment
 performed on the rail yard, though no testing was
 performed on the site within the Pilot's priority area.
 The city plans to pursue additional federal funds for
 the design and construction of the intermodal facility.
 On November 14, 2000 Ogden City entered into a
 site  agreement with the  General  Service
 Administration (GSA) to develop the first priority
 area (Block 37).
 Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot
 June 2001
                                 Ogden City, Utah
                               EPA 500-F-01-047