Superfund Redevelopment in Region 4
Superfund Redevelopment in Region 4
National Superfund Redevelopment
The goal of the Superfund Redevelopment Program in Region 4 is to return contaminated Superfund removal and remedial sites to safe and productive uses. EPA works with communities and other stakeholders - prospective purchasers, local governments - to consider reuse opportunities and to integrate appropriate reuse options into the cleanup process whenever possible. Superfund removal and remedial sites have been developed into parks, commercial buildings, warehouses, and residential areas. More Superfund Redevelopment Information. . .
Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment
- View Region 4's "Getting Started with Superfund Redevelopment" page, which highlights key steps to undertake while considering redevelopment of a Superfund site.
- Region 4's Prospective Purchaser Inquiry Service is a free, optional, information service offered by Region 4 to provide information about specific sites; including cleanup status, liability protection and lien issues; and to answer questions about the coordination of cleanup and redevelopment activities at current or former Superfund sites.
Superfund Redevelopment Resources
- Top-10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Superfund Site (PDF) (12 pp, 780K, About PDF)
- Region 4 Superfund Site Reuse Fact Sheets. These fact sheets detail reuse activities at the site, the site's planning and development process, geographic location and information on past cleanup activities.
- Ecological Revitalization: Turning Contaminated Properties Into Community Assets (PDF) (83 pp, 8MB, About PDF) is a document that provides technical information to assist property managers and other stakeholders better understand and coordinate considerations for ecological revitalization.
- Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse Award. Region 4 created this award to recognize developers, site owners and local governments who have worked with EPA to ensure that sites are redeveloped in a manner that supports site cleanup and/or minimizes EPA's responsibilities for long-term maintenance.
- Superfund Redevelopment Brochure (PDF) (12 pp, 7MB, About PDF). Provides highlights of key reuse and redevelopment tools and showcases the successful implementation of these strategies at Superfund sites across Region 4.
Superfund Redevelopment Site Spotlight
- Davis Timber Receives Excellence in Site Re-use Award
On March 10, 2015, EPA presented the Region 4 Superfund “Excellence in Site Reuse” award to Chuck and Gayle Davis, property owners, and the Hub City Humane Society for redeveloping the Davis Timber Superfund site in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Wanting to see the site reused, Mr. and Mrs. Davis donated three acres of the Site for a community center and local polling location. In 2014 after cleanup was completed, the Hub City Humane Society opened an animal shelter on a portion of the site not in use by the community center. The Humane Society is in the process of purchasing the land from the Davis’.
Fact Sheet: Pollinator Habit at Davis Timber Site (PDF) (2 pp, 1.7MB, About PDF)
- Forsite Development receives Region 4 Excellence in Site Re-use Award
On August 7, 2014, EPA Region 4 celebrated the transformation of the Martin-Marietta Sodyeco Superfund site in Charlotte, North Carolina, into ReVenture Park , an eco-industrial park that aims to attract green companies promoting clean energy, alternative fuels and recycling. EPA recognized site developer, Forsite Development, with a Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse Award. Watch a video of the award ceremony.
- The Impact of Superfund Redevleopment in Region 4
EPA has developed a regional economic report (PDF) (24 pp, 9.8MB, About PDF) that highlights the role of Superfund in Region 4 and the estimated economic impact of reusing formerly contaminated properties. This report summarizes and assesses economic data collected for Superfund sites within Region 4 and highlight reuse successes and put them in context of aggregated data within each state across the region.
- Model Airplanes and Superfund Site Reuse Takes Off in Region 4
A partnership between the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and EPA is enabling the reuse of Superfund sites as fields for flying model airplanes across Region 4. The Beulah Landfill, the Taylor Road Landfill, and the Davie Landfill are three NPL sites in Florida where EPA has worked with interested AMA clubs to assess how these sites could support new flying fields in a manner protective of the site remedy and that helps O&M activities.
- Beulah Landfill: The northern part of the Beulah Landfill, now known as Fritz Field, is a successful model airplane park. AMA members have devoted time, energy, and money to improvements and maintenance on the site to make it more compatible with modeling use. Escambia County also funded a runway for plane take-off and landing.
- Davie Landfill: Vista View Park at Davie Park Landfill has been in use by AMA members since March 07. The local AMA chapter has an agreement in place with Broward County. The club also mows and performs maintenance on its section of the park.
- Taylor Road Landfill: At the Taylor Road site in Hillsborough County, a portion of the landfill complex is currently being used by a local model airplane club. The County is working with AMA to ensure that the flying field is not negatively impacted by future uses.