|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:33:20 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Muncie, Indiana|
City ranks top brownfield sitesFour lie along Cardinal Greenway; two are owned by Art Hicks and two by Steve Reed.
By SETH SLABAUGH Muncie Star Press (IN) June 16, 2008MUNCIE -- From the front porch of her near-downtown apartment, Catherine Clark looks across the street at weeds, a concrete slab and a rusty old industrial building with graffiti, broken windows and one of its doors standing wide open.
"It'd be wonderful to have a little park or grocery store there," said Clark, a part-time employee in the county prosecutor's office who lives in Howard Square, a three-year-old, 30-unit, affordable apartment community.
The chances of something being done to improve the abandoned site -- known as the Shear-Line Golf Equipment/Kiser plating property, 401 E. Howard St. -- greatly improved recently when it was named the city of Muncie's top brownfield site. The property was mostly destroyed by fire in 2001.
The city has acquired enough funding to conduct environmental assessments on eight brownfields and to sample four of the sites for hazardous substances.
... For the entire article, see http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080616/NEWS01/806160319/1002 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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