Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, Regency Centers, NAI Hallmark Partners and the Mt. Sinai Missionary Holiness Church are being recognized with the city. The organizations worked together to turn the Superfund sites into productive properties, emphasizing sustainability and working with the EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Through their work, the sites now host a community center/church, residential and retail developments and a non-profit urban park and amphitheater. Properties within the sites owned by the City of Jacksonville now host the City Animal Care and Protective Services and the MaliVai Washington Youth Tennis Center, where the awards presentation took place.
The EPA created the Excellence in Site Reuse Awards to honor organizations, like this year’s winners, that have made a beneficial use of Superfund sites. The work done at the Jacksonville Ash and Brown’s Dump sites emphasize the positive uses Superfund sites can be put to, benefitting human health, the environment and the communities where they are located.