The City has received an $800,000 EPA grant to clean up brownfields in Opportunity Zones. This will help us create new jobs and economic opportunities in struggling communities across the City.
The EPA grant was awarded to the City’s Brownfields Program. “Brownfields” are any properties where cleanup and reuse are affected by environmental contamination. The grant is aimed at cleanup and redevelopment on brownfields sites with the following in mind:
- A focus on creating jobs and new investment on brownfields in the city’s Opportunity Zones
- Helping communities that lack physical and economic mobility by revitalizing older commercial corridors and connecting sites and people with enhanced public transit services
“I am pleased that EPA has awarded Kansas City an $800,000 grant to help make sites safe and ready for new affordable housing, amenities and jobs, just as we did with previous EPA Brownfields funding for several redevelopment projects like Gateway at 39th, the DeLaSalle Education Center and the ALDI store on Prospect Avenue,” said Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. “I thank EPA, our regional partners and our City Planning and Development Department that worked to secure this funding to make Kansas City communities cleaner, healthier and more equitably prosperous for all of our residents.” Read more here.
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