&EPA
                   United States
                   Environmental
                   Protection Agency
                   Washington, D.C.  20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5101)
      EPA 500-F-98-205
      July 1998
      Assessment
                    Demonstration  Pilot
                                                                        Flint,  Ml
  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 Flint for a Brownfields
Pilot.  Traditionally, Flint's economic welfare has
been tied to the prosperity of one company, General
Motors (GM). GM is Flint's largest taxpayer.  Due
to automation and other changes in the industry, GM
has cut its workforce by more than 40,000 since the
late 1970s, with more cuts expected in the next few
years.  Neighborhoods, businesses, and industries
within  the community have suffered from GM's
downsizing.  More than 30% of Flint's population
(140,761) lives below the poverty level.  Several
blocks  in the central  business district have  been
abandoned and boarded up.   The City has  been
designated as a Federal Enterprise Community and a
State Renaissance Zone.

The City of Flint will be working collaboratively, as
part of its Pilot project, with  GM to plan for the
redevelopment of underutilized industrial properties.
This collaboration  is an attempt to find a way  to
mitigate the devastating impacts of the closing of GM
facilities in Flint. The cooperative agreement between
the City and GM will provide an incentive for GM to
address problems associated with the redevelopment
of properties that would otherwise be warehoused.
The Pilot award will be used in  conjunction with the
GM/Flint agreement to conduct a baseline
environmental assessment of the Delphi West site, a
  PILOT SNAPSHOT
     Flint, Michigan
                     Date of Announcement:
                     July 1998

                     Amount:  $200,000

                     Profile: The Pilot targets
                     the 24-acre Delphi West
                     site located along the Flint
                     River for assessment and
                     redevelopment.
Contacts:

Communityand
Economic Development
City of Flint
(810)766-7426
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/

    Forfurtherinformation, 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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24-acre former automotive industrial complex. The
property is along the Flint River, and is surrounded by
one of Flint's poorest neighborhoods.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of Flint's Brownfields Pilot is to create
a strategy and process to redevelop unused industrial
sites throughout the City to make them attractive for
smaller businesses in order to diversify  the local
economy. The City plans to develop a database listing
brownfields properties, and  will support the
development of a community-based  brownfields
redevelopment plan.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Establishing a City brownfields plan;

 Establishing a multi-disciplinary team to  prepare a
 community-based brownfields redevelopment plan;

 Creating a database of brownfields  sites; and

 Conducting abaseline environmental assessment at
 the Delphi West site.

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                                                 Flint, Michigan
  July 1998                                                                        EPA500-F-98-205

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