United States
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5101)
EPA 500-F-00-026
April 2000
  &EPA  BrownfieldsSupplemental
                                                    Kansas  City,  KS/MO
 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 awarded Kansas City supplemental assistance
for its Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot
and additional funding for assessments at brownfields
properties to be used for greenspace purposes. The
bi-state area is experiencing growing demand from
developers, businesses, and community organizations
for more environmental assessments on additional
brownfields sites in the area.  Through the Kansas
City Brownfields Program, administered by the Kansas
City  Brownfields Initiative (KCBI), the Pilot will
respond to this demand and continue  its work to
reclaim andtransformrelics ofKansas City' s industrial
past into models of economic and sustainable growth.

The Pilot will use the supplemental assistance to
conduct additional environmental assessments and
investigations andplan cleanup and redevelopment at
brownfields sites throughout the city.  The effort is
part of KCBI's overall strategy for cleaning up and
redeveloping brownfields in the area and encouraging
brownfields redevelopment through examples  of
  Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri
  Date of Announcement:
  March 2000

  Amount: $150,000
  Greenspace: $50,000

  Profile: The Pilot will target
  seven sitesforenvironmental
  assessments and possible
  cleanup planning.
Kansas City Department of
Housing and Community
                                                                   Regional Brownfields Team
                                                                   U.S. EPA-Region 7
     Visit the EPA Region 7 Brownfields web site at:

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

successful model projects and by establishing the
foundations of a permanent and comprehensive local
brownfields program.

The Pilot will use the greenspace funding to conduct
assessments of future greenspace sites along the
Heritage Riverfront Trail. The trail is located near
and adjacent to several brownfields properties and
will provide recreational and transportation amenities,
enhancing  the  redevelopment potential of these
properties.  The Pilot will also use the  greenspace
funding to explore using engineered wetlands to
manage flooding from a nearby creek and stormwater
impacts on brownfields developments. This project
involves a partnership of local government agencies;
KCBI;  the  Water Services  and  Public Works
departments; and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

To accomplish these objectives, the Pilot plans to:

 Conduct  environmental  assessments  and
 investigations at seven brownfields sites;

 Develop a cleanup plan for one additional property;

 Facilitate involvement of new stakeholders into the
 brownfields redevelopment process; and

 Conduct assessments at the Riverfront Heritage
 Trail and explore the use of engineered wetlands in
 the Central Industrial District, the original Pilot
 target area.
The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
 Brownfields Supplemental Assistance                                              Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri
 April 2000                                                                          EPA 500-F:-00-026