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Wolf River Brownfields Assessment Grant
What is a Brownfield?
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Potential Brownfield Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines a brownfield as real property which may be contaminated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.  Some examples of brownfield properties may be former junkyards, gasoline stations, dry cleaners or vacant land exposed at some time to contaminants.  To see examples of potential brownfield sites Click Here.

The work of this grant concluded on June 30, 2013.  For a report of the grant activity completed Click Here.  For an Executive Summay of the final report Click Here.

For a presentation featuring converted brownfield sites Click Here.



Why Redevelop Brownfields?
Brownfield contamination impacts redevelopment and reinvesment opportunties in our community.  When Brownfields are assessed cleaned up and returned to productive use, our community benefits.  Economic benefits include increased tax revenue, job growth and safer neighborhoods. 

For additional information from the Tennessee State Department of Environment and Conservation click HERE for the Brownfield Development Toolbox.


Summaries of Completed Grant Funded Environmental Assessments
Executive Summaries for Completed Phase I Assessment projects approved by the Brownfield Council are available by clicking on the links below
       -26 South Main Phase I Executive Summary
       -272 South Main Phase I Executive Summary
       -564 South Main Phase I Executive Summary
       -Wolf River Harber Phase I ESA Executive Summary
       -Chelsea Greenline Phase I ESA Executive Summary
       -0 Nedra Phase I ESA Executive Summary
       -2630 Epping Way Phase I ESA Executive Summary
       
-3188 Chelsea Phase I ESA Executive Summary
       -Abel, S. Butler, S. Main Phase I ESA Executive Summary
       -G.E. Patterson, Hadden Phase I Executive Summary

Executive Summaries for Completed Phase II Assessment projects approved by the Brownfield Council are available by clicking on the links below

        -26 South Main Phase II Executive Summary
        -562,564,566,568 South Main Phase II Executive Summary
        -East Butler Avenue and South Third Street Phase II Executive Summary
        -G.E. Patterson Avenue and Hadden Street Phase II Executive Summary
        -2630 Epping Way Phase II Executive Summary


 

For futher information contact Felicia Harris, Brownfield Council Coordinator by phone at 636-7354 or email at .

            

What are the Grant Boundaries?
The Wolf River Brownfields Assessment Project area is a 25-mile-long by two-mile-wide corridor along the Wolf River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, which flows west through the county and northern sector of the City of Memphis. The corridor encompasses approximately 50 square miles of urban and mixed land uses including the river floodplain, adjoining urban neighborhoods, and the western side of downtown Memphis south to Crump Boulevard.

The Grant Project Area contains four target areas: the Wolf River harbor, The New Chicago Community, the Hollywood/Midtown North Community and the Wolf River Greenway and Conservation Corridor.

Click on this link to view the project area Wolf River Project Area Map.

To review the final report for this grant project Click Here.


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