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Project Information

Award Amount:$89,045.00
Dollars Leveraged:$4,686.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/94-10/31/95
URL:n/a
Description:Summary: The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) developed a model community participation process for the cleanup and responsible reuse of brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago.

Environmental Results/Products: CNT developed a brownfield slide show, a “Bill of Rights” outlining general criteria for cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago, and brownfield fact sheets: The Challenge of Brownfields: Recycling Old Industrial Property into Opportunities for Community Redevelopment and A Community Checklist for Identifying Potential Environmental Hazards at Old Commercial or Industrial Sites.

The report, “Recycling Contaminated Land: A Community Resource Guide” is available at: http://www.cnt.org/sus_man/bf3.htm on the Internet. There have been over 1200 visits to this site.

Through community group input, CNT identified priority brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago. These include USX South Works, Wisconsin Steel, Anderson/Schroud LTV property, West Pullman brownfields cluster near 119th/Halstead and a 25 acre parcel south of Altgeld Gardens. A working group met periodically to discuss local brownfields issues. Regular participants included Community Workshop on Economic Development, Mexican Community Committee, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Chicago State Neighborhood Assistance Center, People for Community Recovery, Citizens for a Better Environment and the Chicago Legal Clinic. Priorities for the working group members included establishing a training program at a local educational institution to provide residents with the capacity to access environmental technician and cleanup jobs, identifying methods to influence brownfields redevelopment decisions at the larger sites, and promoting sustainable redevelopment of brownfield sites.

Products/Reports

  • "Recycling Contaminated Land: A Community Resource Guide"
  • A Community Checklist for Identifying Potential Environmental Hazards at Old Commercial or Industrial Sites fact sheet
  • Brownfields slide show, a "Bill of Rights"
    General criteria for cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago.
  • The Challenge of Brownfields: Recycling Old Industrial Property into Opportunities for Community Redevelopment fact sheet

Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.


Organizations Receiving Funding

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.

Center for Neighborhood Technology - Primary Contact

2125 West North Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647
p: 773-278-4800
info@cnt.org
Individual Contacts


Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. - Partner

2938 E. 91st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617
p: 773-731-1762
f: 773-731-4264

Chicago State Neighborhood Assistance Center - Partner

Dept. of Geography, Sociology, Economics & Anthropology
Chicago State University, 321 Williams Science Ctr.
Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598
p: 773-995-2186
f: 773-995-2030
Individual Contacts
  • Daniel Block
  • Felicia Hooks

Citizens for a Better Environment - Partner

152 W. Wisconsin Ave., #510
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
p: 866-256-5988
cbewi@cbemw.org

People for Community Recovery - Partner

13116 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60827
hazelmjohnson@aol.com
Individual Contacts

Southeast Environmental Task Force - Partner

13300 S. Baltimore Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60633
p: 773-646-0436
setf@sbcglobal.net

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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