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1 2012 US EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant ‘Central Greens’ City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development November 15, 2011

2 What? Brownfield Cleanup Grant City is applying for a $200,000 Cleanup Grant (site specific) Can submit up to three site-specific cleanup proposals. $200,000 is the maximum amount available per site. Can be used for cleanup of both petroleum and hazardous substances. 2

3 Grant funds may be used for direct costs associated with the cleanup activities, required performance reporting, construction oversight, and environmental monitoring of cleanup work Grant funds may not be used for administrative costs - with the exception of financial or performance reporting - or application preparation costs. 3 What? Brownfield Cleanup Grant

4 Site Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be the sole owner of the site Applicant must own the site at the time of proposal submission Applicant must provide a 20% Cost Share ($200,000 Grant requires additional $40,000) Applicant must have performed AAI at the time they acquired the site. City awaits eligibility determination by Region 5 4 What? Brownfield Cleanup Grant

5 Why? Brownfield Cleanup Grant EPA’s Strategic Plan to “Sustain, Clean-up, and Restore Communities and the Ecological Systems that Support them” In 2009, EPA partnered with HUD to “to discourage sprawl and encourage or incentivize location efficient investments, smart growth practices, and green infrastructure development...” 5

6 6 What? Brownfield Cleanup Grant Central State History State owned mental hospital. Opened in 1848 and closed in City purchased from State in Mixed-Use Redevelopment Plan published 2007

7 Current Site Status - Indiana State Medical Museum on-site (leased) City Horse Patrol Stables located on-site Max Bahr Park at NE corner SE corner sold for redevelopment in What? Brownfield Cleanup Grant

8 Environmental Challenges - Nearly 20 buildings in various states of disrepair, some have lead paint and asbestos containing materials Existing service tunnels, which consist of concrete structures that house utilities and steam pipes with asbestos insulation. Ash piles with elevated levels of metals near powerhouse. 8 What? Brownfield Cleanup Grant

9 When? Brownfield Cleanup Grant Grant timeline Notice of Public Meeting published November 9, 2011 Public meeting November 15, 2011 Application due November 28, 2011 Notification of Award Spring 2012 Work Plan for EPA approval mid-2012 Term of the Grant is 3-Years 9

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