United States
                    Environmental
                    Protection Agency
                    Washington, D.C. 20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response  (5101)
EPA 500-F-00-053
April 2000
www.epa.gov/brownfields/
  <&EPA  Brownfields  Supplemental
                   Assistance
                                                                    Trenton,  NJ
 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.
BACKGROUND

EPA awarded the City of Trenton supplemental
assistance for  its Brownfields Assessment
Demonstration Pilot and  additional funding for
assessments at brownfields properties to be used for
greenspace purposes. Trenton (population 89,000),
located in central New Jersey, was a prominent
nineteenth-century manufacturing center.  Initially
producing flour and steel, the  city later attracted
manufacturers of other products such as paper, wood,
cotton, bricks, and pottery. As its manufacturing
industry declined, Trenton was left with a host of
abandoned industrial buildings that pose potential
environmental threats.

OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES

Trenton will use the supplemental assistance to
continue its brownfields efforts that focus on
neighborhood  revitalization  and economic
development. Trenton's goal is to identify the reuse
potential of each brownfield site within the context of
the larger neighborhood or economic strategy, work
with the community to develop a more focused plan,
and seek a developer who is willing to work within the
PILOT  SNAPSHOT
 Trenton, New Jersey
  Date of Announcement:
  March 2000

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

  Profile: The Pilot targets a
  number of sites throughout
  the city, including the Lenox
  site, the Roebling Complex,
  and sites along Assunpink
  Creek.
Contacts:
Department of Housing       Regional Brownfields Team
and Development          U.S. EPA - Region 2
City of Trenton            (212)637-4314
(609)-989-3603
       Visit the EPA Region 2 Brownfields web site at:
 http://www.epa.gov/r02earth/superfnd/brownfld/bfmainpg.htm

     Forfuttherinformation, including specific Pilot contacts,
additional Pilotinformation, brownfields newsandevents,and publications
       and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:
           http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/

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community's  vision.   Trenton's aggressive
redevelopment efforts follow the Master Land Use
Plan, which was developed with significant community
input.

The Pilot will use the greenspace funding to target
brownfield sites along the Assunpink Creek. The city
would like to acquire, assess, and ultimately develop
these sites  into a  greenway that  will  provide
recreational, economic, and educational opportunities
to the community. The city believes that creation of
the greenway will revitalize surrounding industrial
parks, thus creating jobs for Trenton residents, and
will increase open space to help protect the watershed
andpreventrecurrentflooding problems. Additionally,
the greenway will create a linkbetweenneighborhoods,
places of work and recreation, and historic sites.

To accomplish these  objectives, the Pilot plans to

 Upgrade and  maintain the Trenton brownfields
  database to prepare for integration into a planned
  statewide brownfields database;

 Develop redevelopment plans for the remaining
  portion of the Roebling Steel and Wire Works site;

 Create  a national  model for dealing  with the
  revitalization  of urban  schools, as  it  impacts
  neighborhood development and  economic
  opportunity at brownfield sites;

 Engage in comprehensive planning for integrating
  redevelopment efforts,  identifying appropriate
  locations  for new public  facilities, addressing
  ownership issues, performing site assessments, and
  involving the community; and

 Conduct site assessments of the properties along
  Assunpink Creek,  as part  of the city's plan  to
  develop the Assunpink Creek Greenway.
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                                                    Trenton, New Jersey
 April 2000                                                                         EPA 500-F-00-053

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