The Colorado Springs-Fountain Brownfield Coalition Initiative has received a $600,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The grant will help revitalize vacant and underused properties, or brownfields, primarily in Colorado Springs and Fountain along the Shooks Run Creek and Fountain Creek Corridors. Funding will be used to identify brownfield sites for revitalization, assess existing site conditions, and plan for future cleanup and reuse of priority sites throughout the project focus areas.
“Through our regional coalition efforts, this grant will help revitalize the Shooks Run and Fountain Creek corridors,” said Aaron Egbert, Senior Engineer with the City of Colorado Springs and project manager for the grant effort. “Assessment of sites and planning for cleanup are the first step toward improving the properties along our waterways and enhancing quality of life for our Colorado Springs and Fountain communities.”
Interested property owners, community members, and other stakeholders can attend this informational meeting by clicking on the virtual meeting link below. Information will include an overview of the grant and how interested individuals and property owners can nominate sites for consideration for grant-funded assistance.