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Project Summary & Goals

Underutilized, potentially contaminated properties are known as “brownfields.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program is designed to empower communities to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. The City of Pittsburg was awarded EPA funding for Community-wide Assessment in 2017.  Through this grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the city will fund property evaluations, community engagement, and redevelopment planning.

Do you own underused or potentially contaminated property in Pittsburg? Great news!  Private property owners can benefit from this funding to support their property goals from sale to reuse and redevelopment.  This grant through the EPA is NOT for regulatory purposes. It is a no cost, low risk program that aims to spark improved use, economic development, and positive environmental practices by providing funding for the building blocks of redevelopment.   Use the contact information below to see how property owners and the City of Pittsburg can work together toward a better Pittsburg!

Estimated Project Timeline:   (Subject to Change)

October 2017   Identify sites for assessment
October 2017   Develop Request for Qualifications for assessment consultant
November 2017   Select consultant
January 2018   Develop Area-wide Plan and Quality Assurance Plan for assessments
July 2018   Begin Phase I assessments
November 2018   Finish Phase I assessments, begin Phase II assessments
May 2019   Finish Phase II Assessments

December 2019  

  Conduct preliminary clean-up planning

Milestone Updates:

May 31, 2017

EPA Announces 2017 Brownfields Program Awards

Oct. 1, 2017

Grant period begins

Oct. 25, 2017

Assessment consultant Request for Qualification advertisement begins

February 20, 2018

City Council approved a Contract for Professional Services with TRC for the Community-wide Environmental Assessment Project

June 15, 2018

EPA approved Phase I assessment of Site 1, Riverview Park.

August 6, 2018        

EPA approval Phase I and II assessment of Site 2, "the Berm" (27 Marina Blvd.)

August 23, 2018    

EPA approval of Sampling Plan and Phase II assessment of Site 1, Riverview Park

Oct. 29, 2018

EPA approval of Sampling Plan and Phase II assessment of Site 2, "the Berm"

Dec. 31, 2018

Phase II assessment of Site 1, Riverview Park Complete

February 21, 2019

Phase II assessment of Site 2, The Berm Complete

March 3, 2019

EPA approval of Phase I and II assessment of Site 3 (895 E. 3rd Street)

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Important Dates 



Time & Location

June 4, 2018   

Meeting with Pittsburg Defense Council

6:30 pm, City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

Fall 2018

Meeting with Pittsburg Defense Council 

6:30 pm, City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

March 11, 2019   

Meeting with Pittsburg Defense Council

6:30pm, City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

Need more information? Stay tuned and receive updates in the following ways: 

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Sara Bellafronte



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(925) 252-4109

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Rev. 3.18.2019

Last updated: 3/18/2019 8:56:15 AM