An informational meeting on the 2015 Hot Springs Brownfields Assessment grant application will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9 at the Hot Springs Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as "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." In urban planning, a brownfield site is land previously used for industrial purposes or some commercial uses. The land may be contaminated by low concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution, and has the potential to be reused once it is cleaned up.
Interested residents are encouraged to attend to learn about the grant application process and provide input. City officials and environmental consultants will be on hand to answer questions and obtain resident feedback on community redevelopment goals. For information, call Assistant City Manager/City Clerk Lance Spicer, 321-6815.