2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:41:18 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Brooklyn school site, Hibbing, Minnesota
Brooklyn project: An example of revitalization and collaboration

by Kelly Grinsteinner
Hibbing Daily Tribune/Mesabi Daily News (MN)
October 31, 2014

HIBBING - A Neighborhood of Habitat for Humanity homes in the Brooklyn area is a good example of reuse and revitalization of formerly contaminated land, according to the nonprofit organization Minnesota Brownfields.


NSLCHFH has transformed a contaminated, vacant city block - which was once the site of the Brooklyn School - into $960,000 worth of affordable, single-family homes. The development provides shelters for 28 to 30 residents.

When the former Brooklyn school was destroyed by fire in 1973, its charred remains were buried on site, resulting in the contamination of soils and debris with lead, other metals and asbestos. The site remained vacant until it was donated to the nonprofit in 2008.


For the entire article, see
http://www.virginiamn.com/news/regional/brooklyn-project-an-example- of-revitalization-and-collaboration/ article_8d1882bc-616f-11e4-9092-4f912e6b71ee.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
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