BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT GRANT PUBLIC WORKSHOP – MAY 5TH, 2016
Beaver County along with its community partners: the Borough of Midland, the City of Aliquippa; the Borough of Monaca; and Moon Township have joined together to undertake a grass-roots effort to re-think the future of our communities as a way to respond to the changes in our manufacturing/industrial base and the post-industrial brownfields legacy that remains. Beaver County on behalf of the communities received a $600,000 federal grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake environmental assessments of known or perceived brownfield sites, develop site redevelopment plans, and identify infrastructure improvements needed to stimulate revitalization. This effort is a continuation of the U.S. EPA Funded Ohio River Brownfields Area-Wide Plan which was outcome of the Ohio River Trail Corporation’s initiative to provide increased access to and along the Ohio River corridor and the revitalization of the numerous blighted parcels, many of which are perceived brownfields.
Date: May 5th, 2016
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Monaca Borough Building
928 Pennsylvania Avenue
Monaca, PA 15061
For more information contact the Beaver County Planning Commission at 724-770-4421
AREA-WIDE BROWNFIELDS STUDY CORRIDOR-WIDE OPEN HOUSE/DRAFT PLAN PRESENTATION
Date: September 26, 2012
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Community College of Beaver County
Room 9103, The Learning Resource Center
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Setting the Stage for the Plan – Mario Leone, Jr., Monaca Borough Manager
Opening Remarks: Regional Economy and Partnerships – Dewitt “De” Peart, President, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
Keynote Speaker – David R. Lloyd, Director, U.S. EPA Office
of Brownfields and Land Revitalization
The Ohio River Brownfields Corridor Area-Wide Plan Highlights – Sean Garrigan, Principal, Stromberg/Garrigan and Associates
Next Steps: Action Strategies and Strategic Alliances – Matt Ward, CEO, Sustainable Strategies D.C.
May 2012 Open Houses
Coraopolis Open House - The next public open house/meeting in Coraopolis is scheduled for May 16th, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation located at 1000 5th Avenue in Coraopolis. A brief slide presentation will be held at 7:00 PM. Visual exhibits will be available to review during the entire open house.
February and March 2012 Open Houses
The next round of public involvement open houses will be held in February and March of 2012. The open houses will be forums for collaborative discussions between the community, municipal officials and the consultant team and will include:
- Reviewing initial findings related to evaluation of the study areas in each of the communities; and
- Presenting and discussing potential brownfields area revitalization and redevelopment concepts being considered as the plan is developed.
Midland Open House – The public open house/meeting in Midland is scheduled for February 20th, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Midland Borough Building located at 936 Midland Avenue, Midland, PA 15059. A brief presentation will be provided at 6:00 PM. Exhibits will be on display and the technical staff will available to answer questions and collect community feedback during the entire length of the meeting.
Monaca Open House – The public open house/meeting in Monaca is scheduled for February 22nd, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Monaca Borough Building located at 928 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061. A brief presentation will be provided at 7:00 PM. Exhibits will be on display and the technical staff will available to answer questions and collect community feedback during the entire length of the meeting.
Aliquippa Open House – This open house date has not yet been set but is anticipated in mid-March. Please check the website for updates.
Coraopolis Open House - This open house date has not yet been set but is anticipated in mid-March. Please check the website for updates.
The EPA Area-Wide Brownfields Plan is expected to be completed in the summer of 2012 and is intended to be a strategic roadmap for both short term and long term revitalization of the identified study areas.
On October 12th and 13th citizens, business people and property owners will be welcomed to a community conversation about the future of the Ohio River Communities.
Midland Open House - Wednesday October 12th, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the Midland Borough Building located at 936 Midland Avenue.
Coraopolis Open House - Wednesday October 12th, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation
located at 1000 5th Avenue.
Aliquippa Open House - Thursday October 13th, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the Aliquippa City Hall Building located at 581 Franklin Avenue.
Monaca Open House - Thursday October 13th, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Monaca Borough Building located at 928 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The two-day series of workshops will help to establish the community goals and desires as well as define issues important to property owners, business folks, civic groups and others. The project team and community representative will be present to listen to ideas, answer questions and focus attention on whatever gaps there might be between where we want to go and the policies and rules we need to get us there. Then, we’ll take what we learn and use that to shape the plans for each the targeted reuse study areas. More details on the schedule of events will be posted soon so you can see the dates to participate in-person. If you are not able to participate in-person you can follow the progress and comment here.