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Administrator Whitman Launches National Initiative to Promote Land Reuse and Redevelopment -- Expanding the Brownfields Program to all Cleanup Programs

Release Date: 04/09/2003
Contact Information:


Note: Media are welcome to attend a reception that will take place immediately following the event.

Dave Ryan, 202-564-7827 / ryan.dave@epa.gov


On Thursday, April 10, EPA, joined by local and State officials, will unveil its new Land Revitalization Agenda (LRA) to integrate land reuse into all its cleanup programs. Harbor Point is the site for this announcement, because it is considered a model for the LRA and RCRA Correction Action Cleanup Program.

Who: Christie Whitman U.S. EPA Administrator
          The Honorable Robert Ehrlich Governor, Maryland
          Thomas Sansonetti Asst. Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources, DOJ
The Honorable Martin O’Malley Mayor, City of Baltimore
          Ted Fischer Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and
Remediation, Honeywell
Bill Struever President and CEO, Struever Bros. Eccles and Rouse, Inc.

What: At Harbor Point, the former AlliedSignal/Honeywell facility, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman will launch the Land Revitalization Agenda, a national initiative that integrates revitalization and land reuse into the way EPA conducts business in all its cleanup programs.

When: Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Harbor Point (formerly known as AlliedSignal/Honeywell)
Corner of South Caroline and Thames Streets in Baltimore
(Fells Point)
(Directions below; parking will be provided)

Why: The Harbor Point site is the location selected for this national announcement because it is considered a model for the RCRA Corrective Action Cleanup Program. Through the collaborative efforts of federal, state, and local governments, Honeywell, redevelopers, and the community, this site has attained cleanup standards that ensure the full protection of public health and the environment as it evolves into a showplace for mixed-use development. The redevelopment master plan with include a major public park and promenade, representing up to $400 million in new investment and accommodating as many as 5,000 permanent and 3,000 temporary construction jobs. It is currently the site for the touring circus of Cirque du Soleil.

DIRECTIONS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.:

1-95 North to I-295
I-295 (Baltimore/Washington Parkway) follow signs to downtown
Baltimore/Inner Harbor (go past Oriole Park @ Camden Yards)
Turn right onto Pratt Street
Stay on Pratt Street past the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Baltimore's World Trade Center
Turn right on President Street
Continue on President Street (go through 6 lights)
Turn/bear left onto Fleet Street (stay in the right lane)
Turn right onto Central Avenue
Turn left onto Aliceanna Street
Turn right onto South Caroline Street
Drive approximately .2 miles, Harbor Point is on your right