Funds from the Brownfield Assessment Grant funded over 500 real estate transaction screens, 24 Phase I Environmental Assessments (EA), and 6 Phase IIs. Two sites received Clean-Up Planning Services.
Successes include: removing underground storage tanks from a site in East Chicago, leveraging private investment in a new dialysis center; ensuring the environmental safety of the lots in Lost Marsh Estates, now under construction in Hammond. The funds from the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Grant will be utilized to clean up contaminated properties for reuse.
As loans are repaid, the fund will provide dollars for future NWI clean-ups. The Revolving Loan Fund Grant loaned funds to the Gary Redevelopment Commission to remove asbestos from the long derelict Ambassador Apartments, allowing for its safe demolition.