EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant
In 2013, a tri-city coalition of the cities of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill received a $600,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant.
Funds have been used for phase I and phase IIs environmental assessments on these properties and projects:
- Dimmick Street at the railroad: A six-home development site.
- 600 Canal Street:: Future development permitting at an existing business that was a former gas station.
- 103 Faulkner Street: Townhomes and commercial use now in the development stage.
- 570 Washington Street: Formerly a 100-year-old funeral home, the building was demolished and a new funeral home building has been constructed.
- 179 Causeway: Future development permitting at an existing business.
- 214 Sams Avenue: Future development permitting.
- 814 Mary Avenue: Future development permitting.
- 1295 Kenard Street: Future development permitting at a vacant former industrial site.
Phase I and phase IIs assessments in progress:
- 551 and 553 Julia Street: Future green space.
- Milford Place: For future expansion.
- Julia and Lewis streets: Proposed Habitat for Humanity Housing
The current EPA Coalition Assessment Grant ends September 30, 2016. The City of New Smyrna Beach – as part of the tri-city coalition, supports applying for a grant for 2017-2019. New Smyrna Beach is working with the coalition’s lead agency, the City of Edgewater, to compile and submit the application to request an estimated $500,000.
Community Resource Coordinator
Connor Library Building, Old Fort Park, across from City Hall:
210 Sams Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Connor Library Building, Old Fort Park
210 Sams Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL
HoursMonday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tony Otte, CEcD
CRA/Economic Development Director