County Brownfields Removes Underground Storage Tank on Barber Street

A lot on Barber Street housed a gas station that opened in the 1930s. When the station closed in the 1960s, gas tanks were left underground making the site unsafe for redevelopment. The lot has been vacant since.

The new owner of the land partnered with Pulaski County Brownfields to assess the environmental contamination from the gas station that used to be there and remove the underground storage tanks.

This will allow for safe redevelopment of the site into affordable housing and removing the underground tanks removes the risk of hazards to the environment and protects the health and safety of the surrounding community. The tank removal and cleanup are expected to be finished this summer with redevelopment occurring after that.