The City of Green Bay Department of Community & Economic Development will be hosting a public meeting on brownfield redevelopment. The free event will be held at 5:30 PM on January 30, 2018 at the Titletown Tap Room at the Rail Yard, 320 N Broadway in Green Bay.
A brownfield is defined as a property that may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Numerous brownfields are located throughout the Green Bay area. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment.
The purpose of the January 30th meeting is to share information on resources to address vacant or contaminated properties, including the City’s grant on brownfields assessment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The public will be able to weigh in on where efforts should be focused for future cleanup and redevelopment. Information will also be shared on the Shipyard and Rail Yard expansion projects. A tour of the rehabilitated Rail Yard buildings will also be given to show the public a shining example of successful brownfield redevelopment.
“It is important that the public understands what resources are available to help cleanup and revitalized Brownfield properties in Green Bay” said Mayor Jim Schmitt. “Working together with our partners and the community, we will continue to eliminate blight and create a healthier, more attractive, and more prosperous city.”