Cardno brownfields experts engage Georgia community
A team of Cardno specialists is assisting the community of Albany, Ga., in leveraging a current brownfields grant and securing another as part of an effort to redevelop contaminated property in the city.
The team has already assisted Albany in securing a $300,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Cardno Branch Manager Keith Ziobron and Project Manager Beth Norman shared an update on the grant at a community meeting. The public meeting was recently profiled in the Albany Herald.
The meeting was the first of several to keep the Albany community engaged on the grant’s progress and the potential for securing additional grants, including a $500,000 EPA Cleanup Grant. The EPA grants will assist the community in returning abandoned properties to productive re-use, generate tax revenue, create jobs, and support redevelopment. Cardno’s brownfields team helps communities across the country transform abandoned and underused properties into productive properties that increase their economic development potential.
Cardno has assisted the community in using the Brownfield Assessment Grant to generate quality assurance projects and community involvement plans and to make property assessments at strategic locations. Our team will work with the city to complete its application for the EPA Cleanup Grant, allowing the community to take advantage of tax credits, job-creation grants, and additional incentives for the city and developers.