United States
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105)
EPA 500-F-01-300
April 2001
v>EPA    Brownfields  Supplemental
                                                             Fayetteville,  NC
 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, and safely clean up
brownfields to promote their sustainable reuse.  Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and
commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.
EPA is funding: assessment demonstration pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years, with additional
funding provided for greenspace), to test assessment models and facilitate coordinated assessment and cleanup efforts
at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels; and job training pilot programs (each funded upto$200,000overtwoyears),
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 program (each
funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) to provide financial assistance 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 Fayetteville to receive
supplemental assistance  for  its Brownfields
Assessment Demonstration Pilot.  Downtown
Fayetteville has been in decline since the 1970s, when
businesses, manufacturers, and other facilities closed
or relocated to outlying areas. More than half of the
downtown retail space is presently unoccupied. By
1996, 52 percent  of the residents of downtown
Fayetteville had a standard of living below the poverty
level. The unemployment rate is 16 percent.

Cumberland County, which includes Fayetteville, is a
federally designated Urban Distressed Community.
Fayetteville's urban redevelopment strategy is being
led by a comprehensive vision that identifies the need
for public/private partnerships with significant emphasis
on brownfields. The Pilot will target three sites, one
site from the original Assessment Pilot's inventory—
a former  Manufacturing Gas Plant (MGP)— for
cleanup planning and two new sites for environmental
assessment  activities.   The former MGP site  is
directly adjacent to Cross Creek, a historical and
natural drainage  course that runs through the city.
  Fayetteville, North Carolina
                       Date of Award: April 2001

                       Amount: $150,000

                       Profile: The  Pilot will
                       continue to encourage the
                       revitalization of downtown
                       Fayetteville bytargetingthree
                       sites to facilitate cleanup and
 City of Fayetteville
 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, brown fields news and events, and
  publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:

The Pilot will use  EPA's supplemental assistance
grant to continue the activities of the Assessment
Pilot. The Pilot plans to determine appropriate cleanup
alternatives, prepare a cleanup actionplan, andprepare
a cleanup design plan for the former MGP site.  In
cooperation with the city-owned utility, the Public
Works Commission,  the Pilot will  also  use the
supplemental funding to conduct assessments at two
newly targeted former industrial sites, one located in
downtown Fayetteville and the other located at one of
the city's maj or travel gateways. A maj or component
of the city's redevelopment obj ective is to improve the
water quality and aesthetics of, as well as access  to,
Cross Creek.

The Pilot plans to:
• Conduct environmental assessments on the two
  newly targeted sites;
• Conduct community outreach for the targeted
• Conduct a feasibility study of potential cleanup
  alternatives for the former MGP site; and
• Prepare a cleanup action and design plan for
  implementing the  selected cleanup alternative for
  the former MGP site.

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                                                Fayetteville, North Carolina
 April 2001                                                                          EPA500-F-01-300