A Targeted Brownfields Assessment of up to $75,000 was awarded for the City of Vallejo to examine a series of dilapidated buildings on North Mare Island was announced today by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5). The grant will pay to evaluate the hazards and costs of building demolition on the north end of Mare Island so that economic redevelopment of this area can move forward. This funding, along with City of Vallejo’s Measure B allocation of $500,000 in FY 12-13 and the proposed allocation of $500,000 in FY 13-14, will finally get the wrecking ball rolling along the north island.
In a press release Rep. Thompson said, “Mare Island has the potential to be a center of economic activity in the Bay Area. Getting this funding support to assess cleanup and redevelopment on North Mare Island is an important first step in this process.”
Mare Island businesses and residents agree. So let’s get started.