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1 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project

2 March 10, 2008 EPA has selected the City of Chattanooga for a $200,000 community-wide brownfields assessment grant. Three Year Project: October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2009.

3 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 …. 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. Brownfields Definition

4 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 The grant funds is to: Inventory brownfields, Perform Phase I and II environmental site assessments, Develop cleanup and redevelopment plans, and Facilitate community involvement activities in the Alton Park redevelopment area.

5 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Cemetery

6 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 If any possible contamination on the siteIf any possible contamination on the site AAI Rule & ASTM StandardAAI Rule & ASTM Standard The results certified by an Environmental ProfessionalThe results certified by an Environmental Professional Phase I Assessment

7 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 to verify the findings of the Phase I through sampling of soil and/or groundwater. Identify the types, concentrations and locations of contaminants. Phase II Assessment

8 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Establish a real community-based partnerships. Involve the community in setting priorities and targeting resources. Advisor Group Open community planning process

9 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Identification of possible brownfield sites Site selection criteria Contractor selection Sites selection for assessment Cleanup and redevelopment planning Community involvement Public health review Advisory Committee

10 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Partners: Hamilton County Health Department TN Department of Public Health TN Department of the Environment and Conservation Brownfield Taskforce The Enterprise Center Chattanooga Housing Authority Alton Park Improvement Corporation Alton Park Development Corporation Stop Toxic Pollution (STOP) The Bethlehem Center Trust for Public Land Southeast Tennessee Development Corporation Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Control Bureau University of Tennessee

11 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Completed the potential Brownfields inventory. We had three public meetings and four Advisory Committee meetings. Eight sites were selected. Hired a consultant firm for the assessments. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment were performed on these eight sites. Progress

12 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, sites of concerns

13 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Areas of Priorities

14 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008

15 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, Health Center / Franklin Middle School / 36th Street Landfill 2. Tennessee Avenue and Railroad Overpass 3. Oakland Avenue and 45th Street 4. Alton Park Recreation Center 5. Former Trotter School 6. Piney Woods Park 7. Piney Woods Elementary School 8. Cofer Site Sites for Phase I Assessments

16 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Inventory of the past studies and reports /07 Site Selection and prioritization………………… 9/07 RFP for Contractor …………………………..…… 12/07 Phase I assessment report completed…… /08 Update the Alton Park Master Plan …………… 5/08 Public Meeting Phase II assessment report completed…..…… 12/08 Public Meeting Cleanup and redevelopment planning…………. 3/09 Public Meeting Schedule

17 Alton Park Community-wide Brownfields Assessment Project March 10, 2008 Information is posted on


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