The City of Waterloo has completed a dramatic overhaul of its brownfields project website http://thenewwaterloo.com/. Originally launched in 2007, The New Waterloo provides citizens with tremendous insight into the progressive initiative taking place in the community. EPA Brownfields funds have helped Waterloo eradicate blight, redevelop inner city properties, and mitigate contamination exposure concerns. The website… Read more »

The City of Waterloo acquired the blighted, two-story building at 801-805 Commercial Street in February 2013.  The City utilized its EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) to satisfy All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) requirements prior to acquisition.  The property once contained the Cascaden Manufacturing Company and other uses such as a blacksmith shop, an… Read more »

The City of Waterloo is hosting a grand opening celebration for its new $7.4 million Public Works building on Friday, June 20th from 12-4 P.M.  The facility is cited on the former Construction Machinery Company site at 625 Glenwood Street.  The 130,000 square-foot structure features storage room for 150 vehicles, including motor pool cars, garbage and… Read more »

The City of Waterloo has released a brownfields brochure! The outreach tool explains the EPA Brownfields Program, provides information on the Phase I and Phase II ESA process, answers FAQs, highlights brownfields success stories, and lists city staff contact information for the project. City officials will also make hard copies available at City Hall. Click here… Read more »

The Cedar Valley Food Bank began moving operations to its new location within the Human Services Campus at 1605 Lafayette Street. An EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant allowed the City to investigate the former commercial trucking property and clear it for redevelopment activities. The new 45,000 square-foot structure provides an important social service to the community… Read more »

A contractor unearthed four rail cars at the former Chamberlain Manufacturing Company site during the removal of concrete slabs and footings. Three of the cars had a capacity of 7,500 gallons while the remaining car had a capacity of 10,500-gallons. Chamberlain Manufacturing, now a division of Duchossois Industries Inc., of Elmhurst, Ill., has agreed to… Read more »

The City purchased a vacant 2-story commercial structure located along the Cedar River at 801-805 Commercial Street. The underutilized property formerly contained the Cascaden Manufacturing Company and other uses such as a blacksmith shop, paper weaving for egg cases, an auto parts and battery manufacturer, and an auto garage. The property also had a 250-gallon… Read more »