&EPA
                  United States
                  Environmental
                  Protection Agency
                  Washington, D.C.  20460
                           Solid Waste
                           and Emergency
                           Response (5101)
      EPA 500-F-98-214
      July 1998
                                Assessment
Demonstration  Pilot
                                         Kenosha, 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.
BACKGROUND

EPA has selected the City of Kenosha  for a
Brownfields Pilot.  Kenosha (population 86,800)
focuses its brownfields activities on the Harborpark
Development   Project,   a  comprehensive
redevelopment project encompassing 69 acres of
downtown Kenosha. The Harborpark Development
Project evolved from a master plan. This plan was
developed with the help of the Urban Land Institute
and by LDR International. The City plans to transform
this once-delinquent industrial land into a center of
activity with public gathering places, a mile-long
promenade, visitorattractions, a public trolley system,
and a water-oriented residential  neighborhood.
Kenosha has identified other brownfields properties
for potential Pilot  activities, including the Frost
Manufacturing Company and Kenosha Iron and Metal
sites.

Brownfields sites identified by the City are located in
disadvantaged  areas and  neighborhoods, with
approximately 35% of the population living below the
poverty level.  In addition to the health and  safety
issues that will be resolved with brownfields cleanup,
                             PILOT SNAPSHOT
                            Kenosha, Wisconsin
  Date of Announcement:
  July 1998

  Amount: $200,000

  Profile: The Pilot targets
  brownfields properties in
  the inner city of Kenosha
  near low-income
  neighborhoods.
                           Contacts:

                           Office of the Mayor
                           City of Kenosha
                           (414)653-4000
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA-Region 5
(312)353-3161
                              Visit the EPA Region 5 Brownfields web site at:
                                 http://www.epa.gov/R5Brownfields/

                            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:
                                  http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/

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the redevelopmentofthese sites will provide additional
tax revenues in these neighborhoods, which should
increase property values in the entire area.

OBJECTIVES

The City of Kenosha is in the process of rebuilding its
inner city by  addressing the problem of blighted
contaminated properties.  The Pilot's objectives are
to identify  new  properties  for cleanup and
redevelopment; perform more site assessment and
cleanup planning on projects already underway; and
continue to involve the community in the brownfields
re vitalization proce ss.

ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 Identifying and prioritizing additional sites in the
  inner city neighborhoods;

 Conducting environmental site assessments on each
  the newly identified sites;

 Creating cleanup and redevelopment plans for the
  Kenosha Iron and Metal and the Frost Manufacturing
  Company sites; and

 Supporting ongoing community involvement and input
  for the identified sites.

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 Pilos                                             Kenosha, Wisconsin
  July 1998                                                                       EPA 500-F-98-214

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