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City approves financial incentive program for brownfield redevelopment

Guelph, Ont., July 12, 2018 – On Monday evening City Council approved an update to the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP provides financial incentives to help offset the cost of environmental investigation and clean-up of brownfield sites. The CIP update includes changes to the program to make it easier to access funding. The improvements include: an increase in the environmental study grant maximum from $15,000 to $30,000 per study; clarification of the grant program requirements that will ease the application process for both staff and proponents; and an extension of the timeframe for CIP programs for another five years. “The cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites have a number of benefits for the community,” says Tim Donegani, policy planner. “Investment in… Continue reading City approves financial incentive program for brownfield redevelopment

Environmental investigation work underway on former IMICo brownfield site Sampling starting at existing monitoring wells

Sampling starting at existing monitoring wells Guelph, Ont., August 28, 2017—CH2M, a consultant working for the City of Guelph, has started to collect samples at 200 Beverley Street this week, the former site of the International Malleable Iron Company (IMICo). This work supports plans for future development of the brownfield site. What’s next The City will conduct a full environmental risk assessment on the site, complete any short-term remediation needed, and file a record of the site conditions for potential development. The environmental investigation is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Once complete, the City will share final reports with the community, as well as plans for any remediation and/or management needed to support development of the site. Background The 13-acre (5.2-hectare)… Continue reading Environmental investigation work underway on former IMICo brownfield site Sampling starting at existing monitoring wells