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Opportunities for Communities

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The Mandela Gateway high density housing at the AMCO Chemical site in Oakland, California.

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The Apache Powder Superfund site in Saint David, Arizona.

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A sign advertising new jobs at The Point development at South Point Plant Superfund site in South Point, Ohio.

Communities play a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Superfund sites. Local leaders and community groups regularly look to EPA for assistance in planning and implementing the redevelopment of a Superfund site into a valuable local asset.

SRI Community Support Projects
SRI Collaboration with Other EPA Initiatives
Technical Assistance and Financing Programs
Tax Credit and Depreciation Programs

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SRI Community Support Projects

SRI believes in the importance of providing community support for reuse projects and works closely with EPA's ten regions to identify Superfund sites that can benefit from reuse-related engagement and assistance. At these sites, SRI provides initial investments that help move sites toward reuse. Some examples of SRI community support projects include:

SRI Collaboration with Other EPA Initiatives

SRI works in collaboration with several Initiatives within EPA to bring additional resources, services and specific expertise to Superfund redevelopment projects. Some of the Initiatives that SRI works with to promote reuse include:

  • Ecological Revitalization Providing resources to evaluate and build soil, improve habitat for plants and animals, and create a recreational asset for the community.
  • Smart Growth Bringing planning tools and resources to communities in order to help them grow in ways that expand economic opportunity, protect public health and the environment, and create and enhance the places that people love.
  • Superfund Job Training Initiative Offering job training and employment opportunities for citizens living in communities affected by Superfund sites.
  • Urban Waters Initiative Improving water quality and water resource access to offer communities affected by Superfund sites a safe water supply, as well as safe opportunities for recreation and community gathering.

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Technical Assistance and Financing Programs

Several resources are available for communities that have completed a reuse planning process and are looking for either technical assistance or financing to implement their plan. Some of these programs have been listed below and, where applicable, sites that have utilized these resources are listed below the appropriate program.

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Tax Credit and Depreciation Programs

In addition to the technical assistance and financing programs noted above, there are also several tax incentive programs available that offer either tax credits or tax depreciation in the interest of encouraging development. Some of these programs have been listed below and, where applicable, sites that have utilized these resources are listed below the appropriate program.

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