United States
                      Protection Agency
                      Washington, D.C. 20460
  Solid Waste
  and Emergency
  Response  (5105)
   EPA 500-F-01-033
   June 2001
    &EPA    Brownfields  Assessment
                      Demonstration  Pilot
                                                               Cleveland,  OH
 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.

EPA selected the City of Cleveland for a Brownfields
Pilot.   This Pilot award was preceded  by the
Cuyahoga County Brownfields Pilot of the greater
Cleveland area. Due to the efforts of the Cuyahoga
County Brownfields Working Group, there is now
growing interest and activity in redeveloping older
portions of the city. The City of Cleveland will build
on the Cuyahoga County Pilot's successes and
continue revitalization efforts through a new Pilot
project on the west side of the city.

The target area is located in a region that represents
one-fifth ofthe city's total manufacturing employment
base. Ofthe households in this region, 27 percent
have annual incomes less  than $10,000, and
unemployment has  reached 12 percent  as  the
manufacturing base continues to erode. The Pilot
will focus its efforts on two areas: the Stockyards
neighborhood  and the Western-Elmwood-Berea

A primary objective for the city is to create at least
10 new j obs for every brownfield acre redeveloped.
As a first step in this effort, Pilot funding will be used
to assess environmental contamination on seven
                                             PILOT SNAPSHOT
  Cleveland, Ohio
                    Date of Award: September 1998

                    Amount: $200,000

                    Profile: ThePilotwillfocusitsefforts
                    on an area that represents one-fifth of
                    the city's total manufacturing
                    employment base.
CityofCleveland, Department
of Economic Development
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:

sites within the targeted area.  From these initial   LEVERAGING OTHER ACTIVITIES
investigations, the Pilot expects to develop cleanup   E    nence wlth the Cleveland  Pilot has been a
and redevelopment plans for approximately three of   cataiystforreiatedactlvltieS;inciudmgthefoiiowmg:
these sites. The Pilot will conduct community outreach
activities to  inform residents  in  brownfields    Cleanup activities, including tire removal, have begun
communities about Pilot activities and to solicit their    at the  Stockyard  Area  13  property.  The city
input.                                             provided a $6,000 grant toward cleanup of this site,

The Pilot has:
 Formed a working group of a variety of stakeholders,
 including  city, county,  state,  developer, and
 neighborhood representatives;
 Compiled an inventory of 16 brownfields properties;
 Targeted seven high-priority brownfields properties
 for further investigation.
The Pilot is:
 Performing Phase I  and  II  environmental
 assessments on seven priority sites;
 Holding community outreach meetings designed to
 update affected neighborhoods about Pilot activities
 and to solicit residents' input; and
 Developing site cleanup and redevelopment feasibility
Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot                                                   Cleveland, Ohio
June 2001                                                                          EPA500-F-01-033