PROPOSED APPLICATIONS FOR BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT GRANTS
The Environmental Services Division (ESD) of the City of Oakland is planning to applyfor Brownfields Assessment grants from the United States Environmental ProtectionAgency (USEPA) for the year 2011. USEPA brownfields grants support environmentalmanagement and protection that is locally-based, encourage strong public-privatepartnerships, and promote innovative and creative ways to assess, cleanup and redevelopimpacted sites. For more information on the USEPA Brownfields program, please visitUSEPAs website athttp://www.epa.gov/brownfields/ .
What are Brownfields?
Brownfields are abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial facilitieswhere expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmentalcontamination.
What Oakland Sites are Proposed for Grants?
San Pablo CorridorThe San Pablo Avenue Corridor is a 1.5-mile portion of the San Pablo Avenue in the West Oakalnd neighborhoodof the City of Oakland. The Corridor is physically definedby two major freeways on either end of the Corridor (I-980and I-580), from West Grand Avenue to 40th Street SanPablo Corridor was selected due to the number of brownfields, the proximity of sensitive populations of children and seniors to the brownfields, and its depressedeconomic conditions.The City is proposing to conduct environmentalassessments at multiple sites located along the San PabloCorridor in order to facilitate their cleanup andredevelopment. Sites will be selected based on input fromthe community, strategic partners, and the OaklandRedevelopment Agency.The City is proposing to apply for the maximumallowable
Brownfields Assessment Grant
of $200,000 forenvironmental assessments in this area.Former Cryer Boatyard SiteThe Cryer Boatyard site is located at 1899 Dennison Streetin Oakland, near the Union Point park, and along theOakland estuary. The site consists of two parcels, one