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City of Frankfort to Receive $200,000 to Revitalize Brownfields in the Holmes Street Corridor


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet and the City of Frankfort will celebrate the award of a $200,000 EPA brownfields assessment grant to the City of Frankfort on Friday, May 18, 2007 at the Frankfort Scrap Metal Site.

In the Southeast, 29 communities have been selected to receive grants for assessment or cleanup of properties. Nationally, EPA awarded $70.7 million to communities in 38 states, two territories and five tribal nations to help revitalize former industrial and commercial sites, making them available for productive community use.

Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Information on all the grant recipients can be found at

WHO: EPA Regional Administrator Jimmy Palmer, Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Teresa J. Hill, Mayor William I. May Jr., Commissioner Kathy Carter, Commissioner Lynn Bowers, Holmes Street Homeowners Association President Eric Burke, City Manager Tony Massey, Thornhill Learning Center Director Peg Harmon (invited)

WHAT: Award ceremony for $200,000 EPA brownfields grant to the City of Frankfort.

WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2007 at 11:00 am

WHERE: Frankfort Scrap Metal Site in the Holmes Street Corridor
Intersection of Regan Street and Warsaw Street
Frankfort, KY 40602


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