Public invited to meeting about projects focusing on revitalizing properties

20 March 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging all mayors, real estate professionals, environmental companies and the general public to attend a public meeting about Green Parcels.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa in Tumon.

“The idea behind Green Parcels is to take a closer look at properties that are not being used to their full potential and figure out what it would take to reuse them in a way to benefit the community,” said Guam EPA Administrator Eric M. Palacios. “This program helps encourage the development of properties that may be sitting idle for various reasons. With Green Parcels, Guam EPA can help smooth the way for sites to be reused or redeveloped.”

Guam EPA is seeking suggestions from the community regarding properties that could be a Green Parcel in the future. Information about how to suggest a property will be provided at the meeting.

Green Parcel projects are funded with money from the national Brownfields Program. Since 2006, more than 10 Green Parcel properties on island have been identified and evaluated, including the former Harmon Loop Transition Site. This site is now the location of a public swimming pool operated by the Guam Department of Parks and Recreation. A complete list of Green Parcels is available on the DSMOA Program Page.

Guam EPA has also collaborated with other agencies, including the Guam International Airport Authority, the Guam Economic Development and Commerce Authority (GEDCA) and the Port Authority of Guam, to identify and implement Green Parcel projects.

For more information about Green Parcels, visit epa.guam.gov or contact Walter Leon Guerrero via email at Walter.LeonGuerrero@epa.guam.gov or phone at 300-4751/52.

For more information about the meeting or to arrange an interview contact TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov or call 300-4751/52/53/61.