It’s unlikely that additional river access will be created as the City and County already have a number of river accesses that strike a balance between conservation of our natural resources while ensuring community enjoyment and recreation. We view the project as an investment in the communities surrounding the river to protect public health and make sure we’re addressing any environmental impacts.

Brownfields projects can be viewed as one of the ultimate recycling projects. Abandoned, unused, and/or underutilized properties are put to better uses; while environmental cleanup (if necessary) provides significant environmental benefits. These include reduced impacts to public health and water quality and air quality improvements. This also minimizes the use of undeveloped properties on the City’s perimeter and mitigates urban sprawl. The Northside Revitalization Project fits perfectly in the community’s focus on the environment by identifying whether environmental impact exists or not on eligible sites that enter into the project voluntarily.