WATERVILLE — The town of Waterville is happy to announce its profitable utility to the EPA’s Brownfields grant program, a federal initiative that gives direct funding for brownfields evaluation, helps future cleanup actions, technical help, and analysis. Now secured, the federal funding will underwrite challenge prices for Waterville-based builders and traders who must conduct civil and environmental website assessments relative to challenge planning actions and creating site-specific cleanup plans.
“Being able to incentivize sustainable improvement and rework underutilized areas into affluent group hubs is essential to sustaining native financial improvement. This funding will enable town of Waterville to stimulate the restoration of its historic buildings and websites to encourage business and industrial progress, assist the event of housing, and create jobs throughout the municipality,” explains Central Maine Progress Council Director of Planning, Innovation, and Financial Improvement Garvan Donegan.
Brownfield websites are these which have been contaminated by hazardous substances, pollution, or contaminants. Websites that full the evaluation course of will be redeveloped into a various vary of makes use of, together with housing, business and retail companies, industrial workspaces, and extra. Complementing a interval of strong revitalization throughout the municipality and alongside the Essential Avenue hall, the secured evaluation funding will assist and maintain redevelopment initiatives for the following 3-years; Waterville was one in all 265 communities all through the nation that was chosen to obtain grant funding.
“That is an thrilling time for town of Waterville, which is constant to expertise forward-moving progress associated to non-public funding and improvement,” says Waterville Metropolis Supervisor Stephen Daly. “We look ahead to offering this funding to assist initiatives which spotlight our increasing downtown, incentivize funding, and increase our present housing inventory.”
The town of Waterville will likely be deploying the event funding via a aggressive grant utility course of within the fall of 2022 to assist website assessments associated to future improvement and redevelopment actions. For extra info on Brownfield evaluation funding, please electronic mail [email protected]