DEP Acting Secretary Congratulates Award-Winning Lancaster City Brownfields Revitalization Project

April 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection Michael Krancer today congratulated the Lancaster Northwest Gateway Project, one of only ten recipients nationwide of the 2010 Phoenix Awards.

Lancaster Northwest Gateway Project, a $120 million redevelopment project in Lancaster City, was the product of collaboration between area business, residents, government and Franklin & Marshall College.

“The Lancaster Northwest Gateway Project revitalized a once-decaying section of the city into a hub for jobs, innovation, and education,” said Krancer. “I commend the leaders of the project for their vision and congratulate them whole-heartedly for winning this prestigious award.”

The Lancaster Northwest Gateway Project transformed industrial and railway property into the site for Lancaster General Hospital’s nursing school, Franklin & Marshall College’s athletic facilities, the 6,000-seat Clipper Magazine Stadium, and the renovated Lancaster Amtrak Station.

The Phoenix Awards recognized one project from each of EPA’s 10 regions across the nation for innovative techniques and solutions used by local professional, residential, and government leaders.

“What many saw as abandoned industrial land lying fallow, a few saw an opportunity for business, for a hub of medicine, for education, recreation, and revitalization,” Krancer said. “I salute the leaders behind the Lancaster Northwest Gateway Project for their noble efforts.”

For more information about DEP, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us.

Media contact: Kevin Sunday, +1-717-787-1323

Editor’s Note: The following is a list of 2010 Phoenix Award winners by region:

Region 1: North Berwick Woolen Mill Redevelopment Project, North Berwick, Maine

Region 2: Former Magic Marker/Gould Battery Site, Trenton, New Jersey

Region 3: Lancaster Northwest Gateway/Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Region 4: Memphis Depot Remediation Project, Memphis, Tennessee

Region 5: Gowdy Field Landfill Redevelopment Project, Columbus, Ohio

Region 6: City of Oklahoma Landfill/Dell Inc. Property Transfer, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Region 7: Lemay Riverfront Brownfield Redevelopment Project, Lemay, Missouri

Region 8: Weber County to Salt Lake City Commuter Rail, Ogden City, Utah

Region 9: Marina Gateway Hotel & Commercial Project, National City, California

Region 10: Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park Redevelopment Project, Troutdale, Oregon

Community Impact Winner: Piquette Square for Veterans, Detroit, Michigan

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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