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Brownfield Success Story: Diversifying Spokane’s Riverfront Park

Publication number Date Published
23-09-030A March 2023
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Author(s) Erika Beresovoy
Description The Riverfront Park cleanup and redevelopment transformed multiple parking lots and functionally obsolete buildings designed to serve the 6-month temporary Expo ’74 into a renewed community gathering space and activity center that now fully leverages the site’s extraordinary natural setting on Spokane Falls and location at Spokane’s historic center. The City of Spokane used three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Cleanup grants totaling $600,000 to clean up soil contamination from former railway and industrial uses in Riverfront Park. The Washington State Brownfields and Department of Ecology’s Voluntary Cleanup programs provided technical assistance for the environmental cleanup, prior to further redevelopment of the 100-acre park.
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Keywords Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), redevelopment, PAHs, soil, metals, Spokane River, cleanup, petroleum, MTCA, brownfield, contamination, EPA Cleanup grant, Spokane Falls
WEB PAGE Riverfront Park cleanup site information
CLEANUP SITE Cleanup Site ID: 13026

FACILITY SITE Facility Site ID: 11445