Tucson Receives $400,000 Federal Grant

Funds will be used for environmental asessments

The City of Tucson Environmental Services department was awarded two Brownfields Community-wide Assessment Grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) totaling $400,000.

The grant funding will be used to conduct environmental assessments on properties which may be impacted with petroleum and hazardous substances. The grant project will focus on the City’s Central Business District and the Origins Gateway redevelopment areas, which encompass downtown Tucson.

The City of Tucson’s efforts to encourage downtown development have resulted in more than $900 million being invested to date. Read the news release.

In the picture below (from March 2005), an underground storage tank is removed from the the former Greyhound Depot, now The Cadence, where underground storage tanks were found and removed. This is a great example of Brownfields at work.