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Brownfields 1995 Assessment Pilot Fact Sheet
Indianapolis, IN

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EPA Brownfields Initiative

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. On January 11, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. Under the Brownfields Law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Pilot Snapshot

Date of Announcement: Jul 1995
Amount: $200,000
Profile: The Pilot targets several sites within the Martin Luther King Corridor located in the north central section of the City.

Background

EPA selected the City of Indianapolis for a Brownfields Pilot. Indianapolis benefits from a wealth of energy resources in surrounding areas, including natural gas and coal. As a result, the area has seen tremendous growth in both commercial and manufacturing industries and in population over the years. Recently, citizens have been moving out of the inner city to the surrounding suburbs, and industries are relocating to follow the workforce. Many of these industries are leaving behind urban sites that are contaminated or perceived to be contaminated. It is estimated that Indianapolis contains approximately 1,000 acres of brownfields.

Objectives

The aim of the Pilot is to develop a brownfields redevelopment program which provides the mechanisms and assurances necessary to encourage assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of the City's brownfields. Long-term objectives of the program include: cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields in urban Indianapolis; providing the Economic Development staff with an inventory of brownfields in the area and the resources for encouraging assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment; providing a forum to identify and discuss strategies for overcoming obstacles to assessing, cleaning up, and redeveloping brownfields; and assessing and improving the environmental and economic conditions of residential areas surrounding brownfields. In addition, assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfields will create training and employment opportunities for local residents and increase investment in the area.

Activities

The Pilot has:

The Pilot is:

Experience with the Indianapolis Pilot has been a catalyst for related activities including the following.

Development of a "Brownfields Tax Abatement" program to encourage brownfields redevelopment. Under this program, developers would be eligible for tax abatement if they clean up and start a business on a former brownfield.

Contacts

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

EPA Region 5 Brownfields Team
(312) 886-7576
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/R5Brownfields)

Grant Recipient: City of Indianapolis
(317) 327-7860

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.


 
EPA 500-F-97-016
May 97
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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Brownfields 1995 Supplemental Assessment Pilot Fact Sheet
City of Indianapolis, IN

Printable PDF (1-2pp, 25k)

EPA Brownfields Initiative

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. On January 11, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. Under the Brownfields Law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Pilot Snapshot

Date of Announcement: Mar 2000
Amount: $150,000
Profile: City of Indianapolis, IN. Profile: The Pilot will target a number of sites througout the city, where redevelopment will have the greatest positive impact on the local community.

Background

EPA awarded the City of Indianapolis supplemental assistance for its Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot. Indianapolis benefits from a wealth of energy resources in surrounding areas, including natural gas and coal. As a result, the area has seen tremendous growth in both commercial and manufacturing industries and in population over the years. Recently, citizens have been moving out of the inner city to the surrounding suburbs, and industries are relocating to follow the workforce. Many of these industries are leaving behind urban sites that are contaminated or perceived to be contaminated. It is estimated that Indianapolis contains approximately 1,000 acres of brownfields.

Objectives

Indianapolis will use the supplemental assistance to continue its ongoing brownfields revitalization efforts. The fundamental mission of Indianapolis's redevelopment efforts is to revitalize brownfields properties in an economically and socially responsible manner that will enhance the quality of life within Indianapolis. To do this, the city will initiate, facilitate, assist, and encourage projects that community development organizations undertake, while concurrently working for positive change in surrounding neighborhoods. The city will also encourage private sector participation in brownfields redevelopment by providing financial incentives and assistance, technical assistance, and regulatory consultation.

To accomplish these objectives, the Pilot plans to:

The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated; therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.

Contacts

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

EPA Region 5 Brownfields Team
(312) 886-7576
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/R5Brownfields)

Grant Recipient: City of Indianapolis
(317) 327-7860

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.


 
EPA 500-F-00-024
Apr 00
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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