County coalition program aims to revitalize brownfield sites

County coalition program aims to revitalize brownfield sites
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COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Cochise County wants to hear from the public about its plans to start a program to breathe new life into regional brownfield sites.

A community meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, to provide information about the Cochise County Brownfield Coalition’s Site Revitalization Program.

The coalition, which includes Cochise County, the City of Sierra Vista, City of Bisbee, and City of Douglas, will be applying for a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“The goal is to use the funding to transform underutilized properties from liabilities into assets that revitalize our community and bring our neighborhoods back to life,” said Dan Coxworth, Director of Cochise County Development Services. “We are inviting business owners, property owners, community organization members and residents to join us and learn more about this program.”

Meeting attendees will find out more about the impact of brownfield sites on the livelihood, health, and safety of communities, as well as plans to transform blighted areas into viable spaces that provide employment opportunities and enhance neighborhoods.

There will also be discussion on priority revitalization sites and focus areas, redevelopment strategies and desired outcomes, as well as community involvement opportunities.

  • The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cochise County Foothills Office, Large Conference Room, 4001 E. Foothills Drive, Sierra Vista.

For more information email Dan Coxworth at dcoxworth@cochise.az.gov

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