Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The City of Waterloo’s Community Planning and Development Department is preparing two EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants to investigate properties potentially impacted by hazardous and/or petroleum substances within the community.  A Public Meeting is being held on Tuesday, November 25 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 207 West Louise Street from 5:00-6:30 P.M. to gather community input regarding the preparation of the application and to inform the public about the Brownfield Assessment project and process.   Preliminary drafts of the applications will be available for review.

Brownfields are defined as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.”

The Public Meeting will include a short presentation at 5:00 PM and offer opportunities for those attending to ask questions and provide input in the preparation of the applications.  For those unable to attend, information and opportunities to provide input is available at the Waterloo Community Planning & Development Office, 2nd Floor, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa or by downloading a citizen comment form and emailing the response to  Any interested parties are encouraged to appear at the Public Meeting for the purpose of seeking information or providing comment on the proposed EPA Brownfields Assessment Applications.

For questions or additional information you may contact Chris Western, Planner II in the City of Waterloo Community Planning and Development Department at 291-4366.