Titusville Office of Economic Development to Host Brownfield Site Community Workshop April 6
By Space Coast Daily // March 11, 2022
workshop will take place at Harry T. Moore Social Service Center at 729 South Deleon Avenue
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The City of Titusville’s Office of Economic Development will host a community workshop on April 6 to acquire input from the public on identifying potential Brownfield sites throughout the city.
The workshop, which will take place at the Harry T. Moore Social Service Center, 729 South Deleon Avenue in Titusville, will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m.
A brownfield site is a property that faces challenges to its reuse, resale, or redevelopment because of environmental contamination or the threat of perceived contamination.
The federal and state brownfields programs seek to ensure remediation of these properties so that they can be redeveloped for their highest and best use.
In October 2021, the City of Titusville received $300,000 in funding from the federal Environmental Protection Agency for a Brownfields Community-Wide Assessment Grant.
To determine if a property is contaminated with hazardous substances, this grant funding is utilized to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, which are non-intrusive evaluations on select, identified sites, in order to verify that contamination exists.
Through the governmental process at the local level, many properties are designated as brownfields, but that does not necessarily verify that they are contaminated.
“The all-important first step for the city right now is to identify through meaningful public input properties that should be evaluated for contamination by Terracon, our environmental engineering consultant,” said Titusville Economic Development Director Lisa Nicholas.
“Being able to obtain this insight from our citizens on the properties they believe should be analyzed is not only important to the city, but also to the Environmental Protection Agency.”
If a site is assessed and contamination is found to be present, the grant also provides for certain cleanup-planning (Phase II) activities.
“Our residents have the most familiarity with the locales of these blighted and unsightly properties,” said Nicholas. “We are relying on them to help us identify them, and their participation is both encouraged and appreciated.”
For more information contact City of Titusville Economic Development Director & Brownfield Program Manager Lisa Nicholas at Lisa.Nicholas@Titusville.com and 321-567-3774.