City brings in consultant to look at brownfields redevelopment
Published: September 29,2013
Tags: brownfields, city, city government, City of Greenville, consultant, development, EarthCon Consultants Inc., economic development, environment, industrial real estate, John Cox, municipal, municipality, pollution
GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has hired an environmental consultant who will assess potential redevelopment sites for soil contamination.
The Delta Democrat Times reports that the city has hired Marietta, Ga.-based EarthCon Consultants Inc.
Greenville Mayor John Cox, in May, accepted two Brownfields Assessment Grants totaling $400,000 for the city.
“Brownfield” refers to property that has been contaminated by a substance and may require significant cleaning to put it back into commerce.
City engineer Lozenzo Anderson says the city will compile a list and prioritize areas within the city limits to be assessed.
He says the properties do not have to be city-owned.
Officials say the assessments potentially will provide sites for industries looking to expand into the Delta.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Severstal selling plants, including Severstal Columbus
- Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- WILLOUGHBY: Broadband Voice founder Gary Watts isn’t afraid to take chances
- Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation
- Police find Attorney General Hood's stolen handgun
- Pickwick Pines settles lawsuit; pays $260K
- MSU sets new annual fundraising record of $106M-plus