Monday , 25 September 2017

Public Meeting Scheduled For City’s Brownfields Program

Public Meeting Scheduled For City’s Brownfields Program

Public Meeting Scheduled For City's Brownfields Program

The City of McKinney is inviting local residents and businesses to attend an informational kick-off meeting for the McKinney Brownfields Program, an extension of the Town Center Study Initiative. The purpose of this important program is to support the revitalization of McKinney’s historic Town Center and S.H. 5 (McDonald St.) corridor by addressing issues related to potential environmental complications known as brownfields. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as:

 

a piece of property whose expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants,  contaminants, controlled substances, or petroleum or petroleum products.” 

 

Thanks to a grant provided by the EPA, the city is now able to help properties begin to overcome any perceived and/or real environmental complications by offering site assessments and cleanup planning activities, all at no cost to the property owner.

 

The kick-off meeting will introduce the overall goals of the program, the environmental site assessment process, and the ways in which residents and businesses can get involved. City staff and the consultant team will be on hand to answer questions. 

 

When:             Wednesday, April 20

                                    6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Where:             Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library (Dulaney Room)

101 E. Hunt St.

 

For more information, please contact Craig Sykora, McKinney Planning Department, at 972-547-2632 or csykora@mckinneytexas.org. More information is also available on the City’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org à Departments à Development Services à Planning à Brownfields Program.

 

 

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