2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:56:11 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Oxford Place Senior Apartments, Indianapolis, Indiana
Ex-brownfield could become home to green building

by Robert King
Indianapolis Star (IN)
July 19, 2014

The story of this empty lot along East Washington Street follows an arc similar to many old industrial sites around the city.

Once home to a thriving business, its vitality ebbed decades ago. A building was shuttered and left to ruin, then demolished. The soil beneath it was contaminated. The whole package became an eyesore that blended into what was an all too bleak landscape.

In too many places, that's where the story ends. But for this three- acre site a block east of Rural and Washington streets there's some real hope for the first time in decades that a revival is just around the corner.

Already, city, state and federal officials have spent more than $1.4- millions to remove and replace 13,000 tons of contaminated soil from a site that made the state's list of "brownfields." Now, there's a realistic plan afoot to build a new $6-million apartment building that likely would be one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Indiana.


For the entire article, see
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/07/19/brownfield-green- building/12865607/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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