Brownfields 1998 Assessment Pilot Fact Sheet
Glendale, Wl
EPA Brownfields Initiative
EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states,
communities, and other stakeholders to work together to
prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse
brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the
expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be
complicated by the presence or potential presence of a
hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. On
January 11, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into
law the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields
Revitalization Act. Under the Brownfields Law, EPA
provides financial assistance to eligible applicants
through four competitive grant programs: assessment
grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and
job training grants. Additionally, funding support is
provided to state and tribal response programs through a
separate mechanism.
EPA has selected the City of Glendale for a Brownfields
Pilot. Glendale is a community of fewer than 15,000
residents located just north of Milwaukee. Like many
older cities, Glendale's growth relies on redeveloping
brownfield properties. The focus of the Pilot is a
two-mile commercial and residential corridor called
West Silver Spring Drive. Once a prosperous
thoroughfare, the area has experienced a steady decline
in commercial activity and aesthetics. This corridor is
considered a disadvantaged area and is characterized by
struggling and/or closed commercial facilities, falling
property values, and rising concerns over crime.
In response to the area's decline, the City formed the
Community Development Authority (CDA) to promote
the redevelopment of the West Silver Spring Drive
corridor. The CDA has already redeveloped several
parcels into promising business parks. However, the
discovery of environmental contamination on several
properties has hampered the CDA's redevelopment
Pilot Snapshot
Date of Announcement: 03/01/1999
Amount: $200,000
Profile: The Pilot targets West Silver Spring Drive,
a two-mile commercial and residential corridor.
For further information, including specific grant
contacts, additional grant information, brownfields
news and events, and publications and links, visit the
EPA Brownfields Web site
(http ://www .epa.gov/brownfields).
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site
Grant Recipient: Glendale, WI
The City's overall objective is to encourage new
investments throughout the project area, to increase the
quality of life of the adjacent residential neighborhoods,
and to return the area to its former level of prosperity.
However, before the effort to revitalize the corridor can
proceed, concerns regarding groundwater contamination
on several major properties need to be addressed. The
Pilot will play a crucial role by conducting
environmental assessments on those properties. The
Pilot will be involved in the overall revitalization project
as well, by assisting with an environmental management
strategy that promotes concurrent cleanup and
redevelopment activities. In addition, the Pilot plans to
develop a community outreach and educational
awareness program for local residents.
Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:
	Performing site assessments including geological
characterization and groundwater sampling;
	Crafting a regional groundwater management
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plan for future cleanup procedures;
	Maintaining community involvement, awareness,
and input into the corridor's cleanup and
redevelopment planning through newsletters,
hearings, and neighborhood meetings; and
	Identifying additional sources of funding by
leveraging public and private support.
The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet
been negotiated; therefore, activities described in this
fact sheet are subject to change.
The information presented in this fact sheet comes from
the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of
this information. The cooperative agreement for the
grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities
described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
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Protection Agency
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Response (5105T)
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