|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Chevy in the Hole, Flint, Michigan|
Wasteland of Flint's Chevy in the Hole will become walkable green
space starting this summer
By Scott Atkinson (MI) Flint Journal April 10, 2014FLINT, MI --The transformation of the abandoned industrial brownfield in the middle of Flint called Chevy in the Hole into walkable greenspace is about to begin.
The Genesee County Land Bank and city of Flint, which owns the site, have a plan to turn Chevy in the Hole into Chevy Commons, a parkland along the Flint River with wetlands, woodlands, grasslands and other green areas.
The first phase of that plan will break ground in late summer or early fall, said Christina Kelly, who is directing the work for the Genesee County Land Bank.
A $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency paid for a draft plan to transform the site, with the majority of the money going toward the upcoming construction, Kelly said.
Mayor Dayne Walling said he's excited to see the project move forward. He said the plan meets the expectations that city officials heard from residents when updating Flint's master plan in 2013. He said the plan for Chevy in the Hole calls for access to the Flint River, recreational space, an area for events and recognizing the history of the site's automotive and Native American heritage.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.mlive.com/entertainment/flint/index.ssf/2014/04/ chevy_in_the_hole_on_verge_of.html
-- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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