George Brajkovic, Property Mgt.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To address the issue of brownfields in the community, the UG has secured $400,000 in Brownfields Assessment Grants from the EPA. Awarded in September 2009, the project targets multiple sites thought or known to be contaminated with petroleum or hazardous substances. Grant activities began in June 2010 and the project will continue through August 2012. By assessing contaminated properties in Wyandotte County, Kansas, the UG is quantifying the risks involved in redeveloping the properties to encourage property owners and developers to clean up the sites and put them back into productive use. The UG is working with property owners, environmental contractors, community and civic groups, citizens and other partners to identify and prioritize brownfield sites, assess contamination, and create cleanup and redevelopment plans at high-priority sites.
For planning purposes the UG’s Property Management and Redevelopment office and City Council has developed five (5) Brownfields Redevelopment Corridors, these areas have been tentatively identified as areas within the City where brownfield assessments could be tentatively focused but not necessarily limited too. These areas include;
1. The Riverfront / Public Levee
2. Quindaro Boulevard
3. State Avenue