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Monterey County awarded $200,000 in brownfields grants

Published On: May 29 2014 03:01:27 PM CDT
SAN LUCAS, Calif. -

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.