Local property owners can use this project to determine if their soil, groundwater, or building materials might be contaminated with potentially dangerous materials
VANCOUVER In partnership with Clark County Public Health, Vancouver Housing Authority has made significant progress in its development. Brownfields Assessment ProjectTo assist local property owners in determining if soil groundwater and building materials on their land might have been contaminated with potentially dangerous materials like oil, gasoline or mercury.
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. has been hired by the city in order to implement a three-year grant of $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to support the city’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
Brownfields are a term used to describe land that has been contaminated with hazardous materials in the past. Local property owners may now contact the project team in order to determine if their properties are eligible to receive grant-funded environmental site assessment.
Grant funds can be used countywide, but will be concentrated around Fourth Plain Boulevard between Interstate 5 & Interstate 205 to support ongoing initiatives of the city and county in equitable development and healthy living.
If you think your property might be contaminated and would like to see if you qualify for a grant-funded site assessment, please contact Shannon Williams, associate planner at email@example.com or (360) 487-7898. You are also invited to visit City’s new project website. www.beheardvancouver.org/brownfieldsTo learn more about brownfields, and to sign up for email updates regarding project developments, visit www.brownfields.org
The project team will soon begin an area-wide assessment of the area and make cleanup plans for at most one property within the focus area. The space will be reimagined as a community space. There may be other cleanup plans for the future.
Information provided by the city of Vancouver