United States
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
                           Solid Waste
                           and Emergency
                           Response (5101)
     EPA 500-F-98-213
     July 1998
Demonstration  Pilot
                                          Glendale,  Wl
  Outreach and Special Projects Staff (5101)
                                            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.  Since 1995, EPA has funded more than 200 Brownfields Assessment
Demonstration Pilots, at up to $200,000 each, to support creative two-year explorations and demonstrations of
brownfields solutions. The Pilots 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 Glendale  for a
Brownfields Pilot. Glendale is a community of fewer
than 15,000 residents located just north of Milwaukee.
Like many older cities, Glendale's growth relies on
redeveloping brownfield properties. The focus of the
Pilotis atwo-mile commercial and residential corridor
called West Silver Spring Drive. Once a prosperous
thoroughfare, the area has experienced a steady
decline in commercial activity and aesthetics. This
corridor is considered a disadvantaged area and is
characterized by struggling and/or closed commercial
facilities, falling property values, and rising concerns
over crime.

In response to the area's decline, the City formed the
Community  Development Authority (CDA) to
promote the redevelopment of the West Silver Spring
Drive corridor.  The CDA has already  redeveloped
several parcels  into  promising  business parks.
However, the  discovery  of  environmental
contamination on several properties has hampered
the CDA's redevelopment program.


The City's overall  objective is to  encourage new
investments throughout the project area, to increase
                             PILOT SNAPSHOT
                            Glendale, Wisconsin
 Date of Announcement:
 July 1998

 Amount: $200,000

 Profile: The Pilot targets
 West Silver Spring Drive, a
 two-mile commercial and
 residential corridor.

                           Community Development
                           City of Glendale
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA-Region 5
                              Visit the EPA Region 5 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:

the quality of life of the adjacent  residential
neighborhoods, and to return the area to its former
level of prosperity. However, before the effort to
revitalize the corridor can proceed, concerns regarding
groundwatercontamination on several majorproperties
needto be addressed. The Pilot will play a crucial role
by conducting environmental assessments on those
properties. The Pilot will be involved in the overall
revitalization project as well, by assisting with an
environmental management strategy that promotes
concurrent cleanup and redevelopment activities. In
addition, the Pilot plans  to develop  a  community
outreach and educational awareness program for
local residents.


Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Performing site assessments including geological
 characterization and groundwater sampling;

 Crafting  a regional groundwater management plan
 for future cleanup procedures;

 Maintaining community involvement, awareness,
 and input into  the corridor's cleanup and
 redevelopment planning through newsletters,
 hearings, and neighborhood meetings; and

 Identifying additional sources of funding by leveraging
 public and private support.

The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been
negotiated; therefore, activities described in this fact sheet
are subject to change.
  Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot                                             Glendale, Wisconsin
  July 1998                                                                        EPA 500-F-98-213