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Antioch to use federal grant to study blighted properties

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Dustin Nilsen, Antioch's director of community development, explains how a federal brownfield grant will be used to identify and assess properties for potential environmental issues. Antioch hopes the assessment will be the first step toward redevelopment of the sites.

Mick Zawislak | Staff Photographer

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Antioch's community garden adjoins the former Pittman Pontiac property on Main Street, just north of the business district near Antioch Grade School. The vacant site is within a general area where an environmental assessment will be conducted.

Mick Zawislak | Staff Photographer

A building for lease near downtown Antioch is in the general area where several properties will be evaluated for potentially hazardous materials. The village is using a $200,000 federal grant to identify and potentially redevelop underused or blighted properties.

Mick Zawislak | Staff Photographer

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Antioch will use a $200,000 federal grant to identify and assess properties near the downtown for potential environmental issues. The assessment, expected to take about two years, is considered ground work for the redevelopment of underused and blighted properties.
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    • Dustin Nilsen, Antioch's director of community development, explains how a federal brownfield grant will be used to identify and assess properties for potential environmental issues. Antioch hopes the assessment will be the first step toward redevelopment of the sites.
    •  Antioch’s community garden adjoins the former Pittman Pontiac property on Main Street, just north of the business district near Antioch Grade School. The vacant site is within a general area where an environmental assessment will be conducted.
    •  A building for lease near downtown Antioch is in the general area where several properties will be evaluated for potentially hazardous materials. The village is using a $200,000 federal grant to identify and potentially redevelop underused or blighted properties.
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