Monterey County is one of 171 communities nationwide selected to receive brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties.
The county is getting $200,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the former San Lucas Branch Library on Teresa Street in San Lucas. The building was used as a library from the 1940s to 2010, and then as office space for the San The site, used from the 1940s until 2010 as a library, then as office space for the San Lucas Water District. It's currently vacant and contaminated with organic and inorganic contaminants.
Once cleaned up, the site will be developed as a library again and will be built to fit LEED Silver green building standards. More information about the EPA's brownfields program is here.