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Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center


In July, 1998, the Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center (GLEFC) conducted a consulting workshop in Peoria, Illinois. The purpose of the workshop was to assist the City of Peoria in its efforts to develop actions leading to the successful redevelopment of the Darst Street site. Particular emphasis was placed on strategies pertinent to properties with a history of environmental contamination, often characterized as brownfields. In the case of Darst Street, where the level of environmental concern was not fully known, remediation funding strategies were not addressed. Redevelopment of the site and the prospect for a variety of users was the major focus of the day’s discussion, and produced some enlightening and refreshing options for the City to consider.