Brownfield

Carbon County Coalition Site Reuse & Revitalization Program

 

Program Overview

 

In 2018 Carbon County was awarded a $600,000 Brownfield Assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to transform underutilized properties from liabilities into assets that revitalize our communities and bring our neighborhoods back to life.

 

The grant is managed by Carbon County with assistance from an environmental consulting team led by Stantec Consulting Services Inc. (Stantec)

WHO:  Community members and property owners are needed to nominate properties with redevelopment potential.

WHAT: Revitalize vacant and underutilized (“brownfield”) properties to provide benefits to the community, including job creation, increased property values, environmental restoration, and reduced health risks.

HOW: Funding will be use to inventory and prioritize brownfield sites for redevelopment, assess existing site conditions, and plan for cleanup and reuse of priority sites throughout our communities.

WHEN: October 2018 – September 2021

WHERE: The grant will be used to assess selected properties located primarily in East Carbon, Helper, Price and Wellington.

Wellington.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

·         Prioritize use of grant funds on property that will attract investors and become a catalyst for new employment opportunities and a sustainable job base.

·         Promote infill development that maximizes use of existing space, infrastructure and utilities.

·         Remove redevelopment barriers by addressing unknown site conditions and creating shovel ready sites.

·         Invest in sites that will generate public and private revenue.

·         Transform blighted areas into thriving neighborhoods.

·         Protect public health and the environment.

·         Promote public participation and input on priority redevelopment areas and sites.

 

How Do I……

 

See examples of how the program works?                               

·         Brownfield Redevelopment Success Stories

Find out more about the steps of the process?                          

·         Community Member Fact Sheet

·         Property Owner Fact Sheet

·         Process Guide for Property Owners & Stakeholders

 Nominate a property for assessment?          

·         Site Nomination Form

·         Access Agreement Example

 

See relevant videos?

What are Brownfields?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpE2wKtdroc

Phase I & II ESAs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbsFz8Z2SU

 

Ask questions and get additional information?                            

·         Frequently Asked Questions

 

News & Announcements

·         News Release: “Carbon County (Utah) communities receive $600K to advance property cleanup and redevelopment     EPA Region 8. April 25, 2018.

·         News Release: “EPA Brownfield Grant Awarded to Carbon County  ETV News. April 27, 2018.

·         News Release: EPA gives Carbon County $600K for property cleanup, redevelopment Desert News. April 26, 2018.

 

Contact Information

 

For additional information or to nominate a site for grant funding consideration, please contact:

 

Rita Vigor, Economic Development Specialist

Carbon County

Phone: 435-636-3295

Email: rita.vigor@carbon.utah.gov

 

Disclaimer: Although this project has been funded wholly or in part by the EPA, the contents of this material does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA.