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EPA to Award Brownfields Grant to City of Leavenworth
Release Date: 12/15/2005
|Environmental News |
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY
December 15, 2005
EPA TO AWARD BROWNFIELDS GRANT TO CITY OF LEAVENWORTH
EPA will be presenting a check for $100,000 to the City of Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kan., for brownfields cleanup.
Leavenworth, with a population of 35,420, includes the oldest manufacturing center in Kansas. Historically, the area included two coal mines, a power plant, a coal gasification plant, and several other industries. However, these industries left the area, and most of their former facilities have since been removed or targeted for restoration.
The cleanup site, the Great Western Stove Company/Tire Town property, is located on two blocks in the area. The city plans to clean up and redevelop the site with housing units and space for retail, hotel, and office use. Approximately 30 percent of the residents in the target area live below the poverty level. Redevelopment will create jobs, preserve the property’s historic character, and connect two city parks. It will also remove economic barriers, environmental contaminants, and blighted conditions.
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