The Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41) Petroleum Brownfields Revitalization Initiative is intended to advance local economic development and greenspace projects, and support historic preservation efforts along the 70 miles of scenic Highway 41. The corridor includes the cities of Bradenton, North Port, Palmetto, Sarasota, and Venice. EPA Region 4 and the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection are working with other federal, state and local partners to provide technical assistance to communities in Manatee and Sarasota County, Fla. with the goal of revitalization of abandoned or underutilized properties, primarily former gas stations, that may be contaminated with petroleum and related contaminants.
Under EPA’s Land Revitalization Initiative and Petroleum Brownfields Action Plan, the agency is supporting targeted projects at petroleum Brownfields in defined corridors, and provides technical assistance to help with site identification, assessment, cleanup and redevelopment planning, community outreach, and other needs identified by communities. In many communities, these properties represent untapped resources for economic and community revitalization.
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