BeltLine Gets Brownfield Bump

first_img Share For Whom The Bell Rings 0:52 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories The federal Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Atlanta BeltLine $600,000 to clean up so-called “brownfields.” (A brownfield could be a former industrial or commercial site that is potentially contaminated.)0:52The grant will help the BeltLine develop its northeast corridor between Monroe Drive and Buford Highway.Developers often shy away from redeveloping brownfields because of cost or liability concerns.That’s why the EPA has established a fund to help shoulder the burden.“For every dollar we provide to local communities, that leverages $18 of other investment leading to the cleanup and redevelopment of the property,” says Mathy Stanislaus,an assistant administrator for the EPA.The EPA considers the BeltLine one of the most highly-successful brownfield clean-up efforts in the nation.That’s partly why Atlanta was picked to host a national conference next week on the issue. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more