Brownfields provides funds to rehab space to help those in need

Pulaski County Brownfields is an EPA funded county-administered program that provides funding for the cleanup of hazardous contaminants on commercial property in Pulaski County.

Pulaski County provided an $80,000 Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Sub-grant to remediate space at 1111 west 7th street in Downtown Little Rock. Thanks to Brownfields funds, Canvas Community Church is now one step closer to opening a co-working space for social service organizations to assist homeless, near homeless and those re-entering.

The cleanup project involved taking out asbestos from the ceiling and the walls, totaling 1,100 square feet of asbestos in the space. In addition, lead based paint plaster that covered the walls was removed. The clean-up phase was completed in April 2018.

Pulaski County Brownfields has completed three projects in Pulaski County: Mulberry Flats, Our House and the Arkansas Building.

Want to utilize the Brownfields program? Three things to know:

  1. You cannot be the cause of the contamination
  2. You must own the property
  3. You must complete an environmental assessment of the property

If you are interested in the Pulaski County Brownfields program, please call Joshua Fout at 501-340-3594.