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  • Wilmington
    The Wilmington Industrial Park is a 232-acre industrial center located in the City of Los Angeles.

  • Goodyear Tract
    The site is a 208-acre industrial area located in South Central Los Angeles, also near the Alameda Corridor. This area is occupied by 325 small industrial businesses, with many small vacant properties, and surrounded by residential neighborhoods.

  • Brownfield Program
    The City created a $3.65 million Los Angeles Brownfields Revitalization Fund which can be used for assessment, acquisition, remediation, and community involvement activities at brownfields sites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brownfields Program
  • The goal of Los Angeles’ Brownfields Program is to develop effective strategies to enable redevelopment of brownfields throughout Los Angeles but particularly in disadvantaged communities and to incorporate these strategies into the City’s normal redevelopment process.
  • The City has created a Brownfields Team with members from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the Environmental Affairs Department (EAD), the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Community Development Department (CDD), City Council offices, and other departments and agencies as needed.
  • The teams have identified initial case study sites to test strategies to facilitate redevelopment of brownfields given various ownership scenarios and transaction and environmental barriers.
  • The City created a $3.65 million Los Angeles Brownfields Revitalization Fund which can be used for assessment, acquisition, remediation, and community involvement activities at brownfields sites. Additional funds and incentives for site development are available.
  • Partnerships are being created between City departments, community organizations, and local, State, and Federal agencies to test brownfields strategies on case study sites.
  • The City promotes the use of various tools such as prospective purchaser agreements, comfort letters, State economic development tax incentives, State Voluntary Cleanup Agreements, and community involvement strategies among others in order to facilitate redevelopment of Brownfield sites.
  • The City’s program receives full-time support from a Federal official on loan to the City from the U.S. EPA Region 9 Office pursuant to the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). The City’s program is also receiving full-time support of an environmental engineer on loan from the Army Corps of Engineers, pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that is funded by an U.S. EPA grant.
  • Federal Showcase Communities Designation - The City of Los Angeles was selected to be one of only 16 communities designated as Federal Brownfields Showcase Communities. This designation recognizes Los Angeles for its innovative and successful approaches to redeveloping brownfields. The designation is accompanied by grants, technical assistance, and coordination from a group of federal agencies partnering on the national Showcase Communities program.

    *This definition is from federal legislation: Public Law 107-118 (H.R. 2869) - "Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act" signed into law January 11, 2002.