Corrected April 16, 2012 - change to bullet 2 in Quick Facts
KELOWNA - Thanks to more than $23,000 in provincial Brownfield Renewal funding, the empty lot at 1491 Sutherland Drive in Kelowna will one day be affordable housing.
The Salvation Army has big plans to turn this space into an environmentally friendly facility that provides affordable rental housing and social services for families and individuals in the community.
The Brownfield Renewal Funding Program is designed to encourage more brownfield redevelopment across British Columbia. Brownfields are abandoned, vacant, derelict, or underutilized commercial and industrial properties, where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination. These sites have great potential for redevelopment when the issue of contamination is addressed.
The Salvation Army project is one of 16 successful projects across British Columbia awarded more than $730,000 through the Brownfield Renewal Funding Program today.
For a full list of recipients, visit: http://ow.ly/6iQ6B
- Since its creation in 2007 the Brownfield Renewal Funding Program has provided more than $4.2 million to support brownfield redevelopment.
- This program has funded 60 projects in 44 communities across B.C.
- Redeveloped brownfields increase local tax revenue from previously underutilized properties, reduce greenhouse gases from urban sprawl and generate sustainable land stewardship.
- The B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy has been recognized with two Brownie Awards from the Canadian Urban Institute for leadership in brownfield renewal.
B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy: www.brownfieldrenewal.gov.bc.ca
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations