The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the city of Gloucester a $400,000 grant for a project that entails taking inventory of public and private parcels along and near the Gloucester Harbor.
Gloucester has contracted Weston & Sampson, an environmental and infrastructure consulting firm, to complete the project, which aims to support real estate investments in the area.
“The project will give property owners more information about existing environmental conditions, which is valuable information for them as they plan investment decisions and as we continue to collaborate to diversify our working waterfront,” said Tom Daniel, Gloucester’s Community Development Director, in a recent announcement.
The first phase of the inventory, which will be completed this year, will gather general information about the properties and information about known environmental conditions.
The second and third phases of the project involve gathering more detailed information about past use and environmental conditions on select properties.
Weston & Sampson, headquartered in Peabody, provides municipalities and other clients with cost-effective and innovative solutions to their infrastructure and environmental challenges. Weston & Sampson also offers project development and planning through design, construction, and long-term operation and maintenance.