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EPA Brownfields Program

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. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this 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.

Cleanup Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the City of Bothell for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the Bothell Landing Commercial Center site, which is located near the intersection of Bothell Way, NE, and Woodinville Drive. The site housed two service stations between the 1930s and the 1970s, and is now used for retail and commercial space. The site is impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated volatile organic compounds. Grant funds also will be used for groundwater cleanup.

Community Description

The City of Bothell was selected to receive a brownfields cleanup grant. Bothell (population 32,400) will clean up the target site, which is located along Horse Creek. The creek discharges into the Sammamish River, a major, salmon-bearing waterway. The site also is located at the nexus of a new Bothell downtown district. Within a one-mile radius of the site, 16 percent of residents live below King County's median household income. Cleanup of the site is expected to reduce threats to human health and the environment, and facilitate transportation improvements and future redevelopment of the site and nearby areas. Cleanup also is expected to help determine and reduce the source of surface water contamination. The planned reuse of the property includes a roadway and mixed residential, retail, and public spaces.


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 10 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 10 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-washington-idaho-oregon-and-alaska)

Grant Recipient: City of Bothell, WA
(425) 489-3387

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 560-F-09-192
May 2009
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Management (5105T)

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