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.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes - 2015 and 2016
Meeting Agendas Sept. 29, 2015 Nov. 12, 2015 Dec. 10, 2015 April 12, 2016
Meeting Minutes Sept. 29, 2015 Nov. 12, 2015 Dec. 10, 2015 April 12, 2016

Presentations/Handouts
April 12, 2016Site Selection Memo to SRC from December 3, 2015
Funding Request - Village of Slinger - E H Wolf & Sons
Funding Request - City of West Bend - Former Bermico Site
Funding Request - City of West Bend - Former Blaine Property
September 29, 2015 Site Redevelopment Program Information and Overview
November 12, 2015Overview of the Site Inventory Approach and Process
Overview of the Site Prioritization Approach and Process
SRP Presentation - November 2015
Draft Criteria and Scoring
December 10, 2015SRP Summary Memo
Site Selection Memo
SRP Presentation - December 2015

Meeting Agendas and Minutes - 2013 and 2014
Meeting Agendas October 28, 2013 January 6, 2014
Meeting Minutes October 28, 2013 January 6, 2014



Project Reports











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:


Ray Heidtke County Board Supervisor/Town of Jackson Chairperson
Mike Miller County Board Supervisor - PCPC Chairperson
Mark Piotrowicz City Planner - City of West Bend
Justin Drew City Planner - City of Hartford
Jessi Balcolm Administrator - Village of Slinger
Lisa Maylen Workforce Development Center
Curt Pitzen NAI MLG Commercial
Christian Tscheschlok Executive Director EDWC
Jim Healy Administrator - Village of Richfield
John Walther Administrator - Village of Jackson

Site Selection

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