Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff will host the first of two community meetings at 4:30 p.m. today, to gather public feedback on a plan to seek federal grant monies aimed at the upkeep of segments of historic Route 66.
Coconino County, Flagstaff and several other communities along Route 66 have formed a coalition to apply for funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program, which encourages the reuse of previously developed property and buildings that have fallen into disarray. The coalition was formed to assist in the application process for the Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant and assess properties along the historic route within the County’s boundaries.
While the Fiscal Year 2012 application is in process, the FY 2011 grant application is due Nov. 28 and will be awarded in March. If funds are directed toward the County and other local coalition members, money would go toward the economic redevelopment and environmental cleanup along the route.
Public input is a critical part of the application process to identify project priorities and possible sites that may need assessment.
Meeting 1: Sustainability Commission
Time/Date: 4:30 pm, November 9, 2011
Location: Applied Research and Development (ARD) Building
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Meeting 2: Heritage Preservation Commission
Time/Date: 4:00 pm, November 16, 2011
Location: Staff Conference Room, City Hall
211 West Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff
For additional information on the initiative contact (928) 213-2914.