May 26, 2023
EPA Brownfield Grant Community Meeting May 30
The City of Pensacola is hosting an EPA Brownfield Grant Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Pensacola Library, located at 239 N. Spring St.
The purpose of the meeting is to share information about the city's Brownfield program. The City of Pensacola was awarded a $376,000 EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant in 2022, which will be used to conduct environmental site assessments and prepare a cleanup plan for brownfield sites, along with funding community outreach activities.
Brownfields are vacant or underutilized properties that may have environmental contamination related to previous industrial or commercial activities on those properties. Often seen as eyesores, these brownfields can stall a community's progress and development.
The city's grant funding is designed to pay for environmental assessments on these properties. This is beneficial because these assessments are often the first step in redevelopment and revitalization.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Brownfield program or learning if a property might be eligible for the program is encouraged to attend the meeting.