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  1. CITY OF SAN ANTONIOCENTER CITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Brownfields Program Workshop Urban Land Institute June 20, 2013

  2. What are Brownfields? • Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination

  3. EXAMPLES • Abandoned Gas Stations • Dry Cleaning Facilities • Junkyards • Old Car Dealerships • Old Factories • Landfills

  4. Where are Contaminants?

  5. Potential Brownfields in San Antonio

  6. 7819 Piper’s Creek

  7. Friedrich Building

  8. 2300 Frio City Rd

  9. 3331 Roosevelt

  10. The Brownfields Impact • Economic • Social • Environment

  11. Economic

  12. Social

  13. Environment

  14. Benefits of Brownfields Redevelopment • Protect the Environment • Revitalize Communities • Create Jobs • Increase local tax revenue • Remove blight • EPA Study • Each $1 invested leverages $18 in redevelopment

  15. Houston Project: Discovery Green

  16. Houston Project: Discovery Green

  17. Seaholm Redevelopment District: Austin

  18. Seaholm Redevelopment District: Austin

  19. Dallas, TX: Victory Park / American Airlines Center

  20. Dallas, TX: Victory Park / American Airlines Center

  21. The City of San Antonio’s Brownfields Program • Policy • To identify and facilitate redevelopment of brownfield properties that inhibit or delay the positive development of the city and the prosperity of its citizens

  22. Program Goals • Foster a value of environmental stewardship in preparing properties for development • Improve health and safety in communities impacted by brownfields • Redevelop challenging sites into community assets

  23. Program Goals • Remove blighted land and properties • Support the adopted Mission Verde plan. • Support SA2020’s vision for Downtown

  24. Brownfields Process COMMUNITY INPUT ASSESMENTS (Phase 1 and Phase 2) CLEAN UP PLANS CLEANUP DEVELOPABLE SITES

  25. Funding Resources • General Fund Allocation • $200,000 for FY 2013 • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) • EPA Region 6- Dallas

  26. Actions to Date • Brownfields Program Technical Team • 10 City Departments • Inventory of Potential Brownfield Sites • Brownfields Inventory Evaluation System • Outreach and Education Strategy • Intake Process for Environmental Assessments

  27. Outreach and Education Strategy • Property Owners and Developers • Neighborhood Association and Residents • Business Groups, Government Entities and Non-Profit Organizations • Neighborhood Planning Efforts • Interactive Brownfields Mapping Tool

  28. Outreach and Education Results • 906 W Houston • 600 N Frio • 9 City Owned Properties • 10 Privately Owned • In discussion with 130+ property owners

  29. 906 W Houston

  30. 600 N Frio

  31. 600 N Frio

  32. Locally Funded Projects • EXAMPLES • 411 Las Palmas (West Side) • 628 Montana (East Side) • Former SE Baptist Hospital • Downtown Properties • El Paso and South Frio • Others

  33. 411 Las Palmas

  34. 628 Montana

  35. 307 Dwyer

  36. 4214 E Southcross

  37. Former Southeast Baptist Hospital

  38. Former Southeast Baptist Hospital

  39. 519 El Paso

  40. Leveraged Investment • $186,000 dedicated to assessments and environmental surveys • $15.3 million in planned investment • 1.4 million square feet of developable lots and buildings • 124 new housing units

  41. Brownfields Assistance Steps • Contact Program Staff • Meet with CCDO Team • Complete Brownfield Assessment Applications • Review and Approval

  42. Adaptive re-use of the City’s industrial heritage for arts, entertainment, and creative living space.