What is Brownfield?
Brownfield is a term used in urban planning to describe land previously used for industrial purposes or some commercial uses. Such land may have been contaminated with hazardous waste or pollution or is feared to be so. Once cleaned up, such an area can become host to a business development such as a retail park.
The City of Coffeyville has received three Brownfields grants from the U. S Environmental Protection Agency. Two of the grants are to identify and investigate potentially contaminated properties that can be revitalized for new development. These grants enable the city and landowners to work together to revitalize the community and build new opportunities for growth.
The third grant is for cleanup and will be the beginning of a biking trail system. Phase one will construct the bike path along a former rail spur through Sherwin Williams property with the ultimate goal being to link several of the City's parks.
This presentation was given during a public meeting on February 11, 2016, and provides details about the Brownfields grants as well as the proposed bike trail.
Brownfields Presentation (PDF)
A successful outcome of this project depends on public engagement. The revitalization of this site will be inspired by the ideas that emerge from the community. Olsson Associates, consultants on this project, are utilizing a website to engage all stakeholders during the design process. The website will allow citizens the opportunity to view current information about the project, provide feedback instantly and share discussions.
Coffeyville Brownfields Program Website
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