County Site Redevelopment Program
Washington County Site Redevelopment Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on May 28, 2014 that Washington County received a Brownfield Assessment Grant totaling $600,000.
In 2013, Washington County formed a coalition with the City of Hartford, City of West Bend, Village of Jackson, Village of Richfield and Village of Slinger to apply for an EPA Brownfield Coalition Assessment Grant for Hazardous Substance and Petroleum Brownfields. The grant funds will be used to complete a community-wide inventory and prioritization of sites that have redevelopment potential within the County, perform Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments on priority sites, complete remedial action plans for select sites and perform community outreach and education related to redevelopment opportunities.
EPA Quarterly Reports
Washington County Site Redevelopment Program Fact Sheet September 2015
Washington County Site Redevelopment Program Fact Sheet April 2016
Press Release - Washington County receives EPA Grant: May 28, 2014
EPA Press Release - Brownfields Grant: May 28, 2014
Brownfields Redevelopment Information
Site Redevelopment Steering Committee (SRC)
In an effort to effectively redevelop and revitalize selected sites throughout the County, a Site Redevelopment Steering Committee was formed to provide input into the grant application and
implementation of the grant. SRC members include:
||County Board Supervisor/Town of Jackson Chairperson
||County Board Supervisor - PCPC Chairperson
||City Planner - City of West Bend
||City Planner - City of Hartford
||Administrator - Village of Slinger
||Workforce Development Center
||NAI MLG Commercial
||Executive Director EDWC
||Administrator - Village of Richfield
||Administrator - Village of Jackson
In preparing for the grant application, Coalition partners selected priority sites based on the following Site Selection Criteria:
- The presence of known or suspected environmental contamination - threats to public health
- The redevelopment potential and marketability of the site
- Community goals and the extent to which redevelopment furthers goals
- Quality of life factors (potential to eliminate blight and enhance community livability)
- Environmental justice considerations - disproportionate impact on sensitive or at-risk populations
The initial target areas for funding are five high priority revitalization sites identified by the Coalition partners.
All of the sites are within the oldest portions of each urban area, several with historic development dating to the mid-1800's.
- City of Hartford - Northern Bookends - these properties are located in the downtown area, between the railroad and East State Street.
- City of West Bend - Former Bermico and former Blaine properties. These properties are located between the Milwaukee River and the Eisenbahn StateTrail.
- Village of Jackson - Center Street Redevelopment Area which includes 10 parcels within the historic center of the Village of Jackson.
- Village of Richfield - Historic Highway 175/Village of Richfield Area which includes parcels north of Highway 167 and west of HIghway 41.
- Village of Slinger - Former Niphos Coating Facility which was subject to an emergency removal action by the EPA to address more than 8,800 gallons of hazardous chemicals that were abandoned
in the building.
Other Related Reports & Plans