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Federal Officials Tour Indianapolis’ Environmental Projects

Officials toured several Indianapolis areas including the Brownfield remediation and the Indy Cultural Trail.

Indy Cultural Trail

Photo: the .urbanophile (flickr)

Construction takes place on the Indy Cultural Trail in 2007.

Federal officials from three agencies are taking a tour with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard on Friday.

Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Transportation officials are getting first hand looks at how federal money and campaigns have benefited city projects as a part of what is called the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.

“They‘re generally pleased with the City of Indianapolis which I think is very special and when you come down and finish up here at the Bike Hub, but they‘ve seen some of the places, Brownfield remediation, some factory work and things like that, the Cultural Trail is obviously a big deal,” Ballard says. “All of that has had an impact and they wanted to see the impact of their actions and see what they can do better.”

EPA Senior Advisor Janet Woodka was complimentary of Indianpolis’ progress.

“I wanted to see what they‘re doing and it‘s amazing the stuff they‘re doing here,” she says. “They‘ve got raingardens or roofs, stormwater retention areas, ran barrels. It‘s just interesting and neat and they‘re moving to flex fuels.”

Federal officials add the projects are models for other redevelopment efforts in other cities.

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