Millions of dollars provided for land cleanup efforts

Millions of dollars will be pumped into efforts to decontaminate swathes of San Francisco, state and federal officials announced Thursday.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $5 million in grants and low-interest loans will be provided to turn contaminated property into land for apartments, retail shops, day care centers and a park.

“Our state and local partners are turning problem properties along San Francisco's central waterfront into community assets,” said Laura Yoshii, EPA's acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, in a statement.

Funding will include:

  • A $1.675 million low-interest loan to clean up lead-contaminated land at 2235 Third Street, where 180 residential units and a restaurant, stores and day-care center are planned.
  • A $1.25 million low-interest loan to clean up lead-contaminated property at 178 Townsend Street in the South Beach neighborhood, where 94 apartments are planned.
  • A $200,000 grant to clean up land for a public park in Mission Bay near Interstate 280.

Just Posted

SF public defender calls deputy shooting ‘preventable and unnecessary tragedy’

Sheriff identifies four deputies involved in incident that killed dog, allegedly wounded owner

Fatal Mission Terrace fire takes lives of father and daughter

Neighbors mourn loss of family after early morning blaze

Central Subway project projected to run $55 million over budget

San Francisco’s $1.6 billion Central Subway is roughly $55 million in the… Continue reading

Newsom, Becerra lash out at Trump plan to rescind California emissions standards

In a series of tweets early Wednesday morning, Trump said that revoking California’s authority to impose emissions standards will help make cars more affordable.

Legislation reclassifying many contract workers as employees signed into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed Assembly Bill 5 into law to… Continue reading

Most Read