The Center for Disease Control and
Prevention and the United States Department of Health and Human
Services recently announced they have awarded a grant to the
City of Piqua in the amount of $148,000 to improve public health
in and around brownfield sites in the community.
Through this program, the City of
Piqua will work with the National Brownfield Association,
headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and both entities will
collaboratively develop a community health and site reuse plan
that will improve public health through the redevelopment of
brownfield sites along the Great Miami River corridor.
"This is a unique
opportunity for the City of Piqua," stated William Lutz,
Development Program Manager. "Through this program we will
work with nationally recognized professionals in brownfield
development to shape redevelopment opportunities that will have
a marked improvement on our community's public health.
Additionally, our community will be in a unique position to a
national leader in improving community health and economic
development opportunities while addressing the pressing needs
that brownfield sites represent."
Those with comments or questions
are encouraged to contact William Lutz, Development Program
Manager with the City of Piqua at 937-778-2062 or via email.