Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The City of Waterloo is partnering with its environmental consultant, HR Green, Inc., to host an Open House on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Waterloo Center for the Arts located at 225 Commercial Street. The purpose of the meeting is to educate residents about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program and actively engage the community in the redevelopment process. The EPA awarded the City $400,000 in Brownfields Assessment Grants to inventory, characterize, assess, and plan the revitalization and reuse of brownfield properties within Waterloo. The grants expire on September 30, 2014.

HR Green, Inc., will cover the following topics during its presentation: definition of a Brownfields site; examples of a Brownfields site; overview of the EPA Brownfields Program; community benefits of redeveloping Brownfield sites; Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) processes; status of Waterloo’s Brownfields project including past “success stories”; and, benefits of participating in the Brownfields program as a property owner. Citizens will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on these issues.

The City of Waterloo invites all interested citizens to attend the open house. Please contact Noel Anderson, Community Planning and Development Director, or Chris Western, Planner II/Brownfields Coordinator, at 319-291-4366 for more information.