City of Gering Nebraska

UNL Students to present potential Reuse Options

UNL Students to present potential Reuse Options

 Press Release

UNL Students to present potential Reuse Options

On Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to noon, UNL students will be available at a location on South 3rd Street - watch for directional signs - to present potential future reuse options for the former recycling site (B&T Metals) on South 3rd Street. These preliminary design options for future reuse are based on input from residents gathered via a recent survey, where residents were asked questions such as: what would you like to see happen at the site, and what amenities should a reuse as a park include? The students would like to collect feedback on their preliminary designs to continue developing their proposals for future reuse options that benefit the neighborhood. The hope is that many residents will come out on Saturday to view and discuss the designs with the students.

This planning for future site reuse is funded by a Brownfields Assessment Grant the City of Gering was awarded in 2014 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Brownfields are typically former commercial or industrial properties that are vacant, abandoned or underutilized, and may or may not be environmentally impacted by their historic use.

Soils at the former recycling site are impacted by lead from the recycling operation, and the City of Gering would like to see the site cleaned up. The City may apply for a grant from the EPA to do so, however, the grant requires the city own the property for the duration of the grant. The property is currently privately owned.

 City of Gering                                                       

1025 “P” Street, PO Box 687

Gering, NE  69341

(308) 436-5096