The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $300,000 loan to help Rockford begin removing lead-based paint from a property slated for redevelopment as a hotel.
Removing the lead-based paint is the first step toward redevelopment of the property near the UW Health Sports Factory on the Rock River. Due to the sports center’s expected popularity, City officials say hotel rooms are urgently needed in downtown Rockford.
The loan is part of the EPA’s Brownfields program, more information on it can be found here.
EPA’s cleanup in Rockford is slated to begin later this year.