News & EventsSDC Brownfields Assessment Program: Community Meeting General Information « Back to Search Results
Category: Brownfields, Assessment, Cleanup
Sweetgrass Development, the regional economic development organization serving North Central Montana, including Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole Counties, as well as the Blackfeet Reservation, received $400,000 in EPA Brownfields grants to assess sites, with possible hazardous materials and petroleum contamination, that have been targeted for redevelopment. Potential project locations include vacant and abandoned gas stations, automotive shops, railroad facilities and downtown buildings. These assessments will identify cleanup alternatives and help local governments advance plans for new retail, small business and housing opportunities in communities throughout the region.
Sweetgrass Development is conducting meetings throughout the region to educate the public about the program, the history of the program, processes involved in the assessments, to obtain input regarding additional sites that may not have been previously identified, as well as answer any questions that may arise.
The first meeting was held on Thursday, May 26th at the Glacier Electric Conference Room in Cut Bank, Montana. Click here for the general information shared at that meeting.