The city is hosting a Brownfields stakeholder meetings to provide citizens with the opportunity to learn about the project and provide their input in a series of community meetings.
A brownfield is an abandoned, idle, or under-used property where expansion, reuse, or redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Redeveloping these properties can produce a healthier environment, as well as revitalize the surrounding area and generate new job opportunities in the community.
The city received a $400,000 Brownfields grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop, implement, and manage the city’s EPA Brownfields program. The objectives of the Brownfields project are to inventory potential public and private brownfield properties located within the city and to successfully perform Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments on selected sites.
You may view the Brownfields Public Outreach Plan and learn more about brownfields by visiting Wilmington’s Brownfields Project website: wilmingtonnc.gov/brownfields. An RSVP is requested. Please RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 910-342-2779.