McComb Brownfields Assessment Grant Program: McComb, Mississippi

AllenES contracted with the City of McComb, Mississippi as the lead consultant for implementation of its Brownfields Assessment Grant Program. AllenES assisted the City with all aspects of their Brownfields program development and implementation.The McComb program focused primarily on downtown redevelopment opportunities as a means of breathing new life into Downtown McComb and providing the catalyst necessary to allow the City of McComb to realize its downtown revitalization goals and objectives.

AllenES led the City of McComb through community outreach processes including organization of the McComb Brownfields Advisory Team. The Advisory Team was citizen based and assisted the City and AllenES in site selection and review of assessment results. Through this project AllenES completed approximately 10 Phase I ESAs in McComb and three Phase II ESAs. The McComb Brownfields program ultimately resulted the pending establishment of two downtown community parks, and the revitalization of five downtown buildings through private investment; all resulting from the environmental investigation, redevelopment planning, and clean-up planning efforts from this project. The efforts of this project culminated with the implementation of a downtown revitalization charrette that spanned over three days and included the input of city staff and administration and several members of the general public.