High Point to discuss $400k grant to revitalize vacant properties

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – The City of High Point is one of nine cities in North Carolina that received a $400,000 EPA Brownfield Grant to revitalize vacant or underused properties.

Now, City officials are inviting the public to the first meeting to showcase the selected properties.

Qualifying properties must be located within the core city and have either a real or perceived contamination issue.

City staff have identified 15-17 qualifying properties so far.

The grant money will be used over three years to do sampling, informational surveys of properties, and remediation planning.

“The end goal is to get these properties developed,” said Wendy Fuscoe, City of High Point. “Every step along the way is meant to help a developer and encourage a developer to come look at these properties then come do something with them.”

The public meeting will be held in the High Point City Council Chambers on Sept. 29 from 6-8 p.m.