The Pulaski County Community Services Brownfields Program promotes economic development, and protects the environment to build a better community. This is achieved through assessing possibly contaminated properties and assisting with clean-up.
The program is federally funded through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants and has invested over $4.3 million dollars of federal funding into assessing and cleaning up over 100 brownfield sites in Pulaski County.
What Are Brownfields?
Brownfields are underutilized or abandoned properties in which future development is complicated by the perception or presence of environmental contaminants.
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If you think there is environmental contamination and you are not responsible you may be eligible for Brownfields funding.
Contact Pulaski County Brownfields Administrator Quinn Potter at 501-340-3594 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the Brownfields Pre-Screening form.
The Pulaski County Brownfields Program Can Provide:
Free environmental assessments for qualifying redevelopment projects in Pulaski County
Low interest (0-2% interest) environmental clean-up loan funds to aid redevelopment
Grants to nonprofits for environmental clean-up to aid redevelopment
Identification of Brownfields
Consultations with property owners, developers & prospective purchasers
Assistance with state or federal regulatory agency programs
Phase I and Phase II site assessments
Review of environmental documentation on redevelopment sites
Brownfields Program Benefits
The Brownfields Program offers many benefits to developers and to the community.
Clean up potentially hazardous contamination to protect people and the planet
Protect historic sites
Bring new life to abandoned buildings and vacant lots
Turn eyesores into beautiful spaces
Brownfields are less expensive than clean land and in good locations surrounded by already existing infrastructure
Cleanup costs can be offset by the Brownfields Program
Financing can be combined with other financial incentives such as Historic Tax Credits and PACE program