MCAmericas Realty, Inc. was selected as one of the winners of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Cleanup Grant.
A Brownfield site is real property whose expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Since its inception in 1995, EPA’s Brownfields Program has worked to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize Brownfield sites. We fully expect that these Brownfield projects will provide benefits to the environment and economy of El Paso and the Medical Center of the Americas.
Grant funds will be used to remediate soils at the former Dickshire Distribution Property located at 203-309 Chelsea Street. The site is composed of two parcels, one of which previously housed a beer distributing facility and the other contains a 5,000-square-foot mixed-use building that currently is vacant.
“The MCA foundation is investing in a part of town that was overlooked and neglected for many years, but has very high potential. We have acquired some blighted properties that we intend to remediate and redevelop into an important component of an emerging medical campus. We are thrilled to receive this grant that will accelerate the remediation and development process, advancing the delivery of healthcare services and stimulating the biomedical industry in our region. We are greatly appreciative of the EPA for their guidance and partnership in this important process of remediation and ultimately beautification and elevation of our land and natural resources.” Emma Schwartz, MCA Foundation CEO, said.
For further information, including specific grant information, contacts, news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Website at http://www.epa.gov/brownfields.