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Public Comment on Proposed Brownfield Cleanup Grant at
Former OmniSource South Property, 1610 N. Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Authority intends to apply for a $2,000,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Cleanup Grant to conduct remediation of environmentally impacted soil at the Former OmniSource South Property, 1610 N Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Site).  

This notice is to publish and seek comment from all interested parties on the following U.S. EPA-required documents related to grant-funded remediation activities at the Site:

  • Draft Single-Site Cleanup Grant Application – outlines the site history, community need, proposed redevelopment plan, and the proposed cleanup plan for the Site based on historical assessment activities, which determined that the soil beneath the Site has been impacted with hazardous substances.    
  • Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) – outlines cleanup and environmental management alternatives and the recommended remediation for the Site based on historical Phase II ESA activities completed at the Site. 

Copies of the above-referenced documents and correspondence are part of the administrative record of the Site and are placed in the public repository that is available at Citizens Square, Suite 320, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  A public meeting has been scheduled for October 30, 2023 from 2 pm to 3 pm at Science Central, 1950 N Clinton Street, to discuss this project.  

Historical environmental investigation and cleanup reports pertaining to the site can be found on IDEM’s Virtual File Cabinet at https://vfc.idem.in.gov, searching by Agency ID #1416.

Comments regarding this notice and the documents referenced herein should be sent by 5:00 pm on November 2, 2023 to:          

Fort Wayne Redevelopment Authority

Attn: Lindsey Maksim

200 E Berry St. Suite 320

Fort Wayne, IN 46802



The U.S. EPA defines brownfields as abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial sites where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.

The City of Fort Wayne has grant opportunities dedicated to addressing brownfields in the community. For more information, click on the links below or contact Lindsey Maksim at 427-2792 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



brownfield beforeBefore – Former McMahon Tire brownfield afterAfter – Starbucks

Informational Video:
The former Canton Laundry received both an EPA and CEDIT grant.  It is also a historic site owned by ARCH.  Learn more about this site and the brownfield grant programs here:  public access TV program

CEDIT Brownfield Grants (Brownfield Assessment Grant and Brownfield Remediation Grant)

The CEDIT Brownfield Grants include both assessments (environmental testing) and remediation (clean-up of contamination). Grants for assessments reimburse eighty percent (80%) of all costs for any environmental assessments, not to exceed a total of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). Such assessments include, but are not limited to, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Further Site Investigations (FSIs), and Asbestos Surveys.

Remediation grants reimburse one-hundred percent (100%) of all costs for remediation work, not to exceed a total of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000). The total amount of City brownfield grant funds that may be allocated to a particular project shall not exceed a total of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).

Applications are accepted year-around. Approval is dependent upon program funding and the criteria in the grant regulations. Links to grant documents are below. 

Grant Regulations

Grant Application

Brownfield FAQ


 2019-2022 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant 

On October 1, 2019 the City recieved an EPA Assessment Grant for city-wide assesssments.  Assessments will be prioritized by City planning efforts created through public input.  You can find official City Planning resources at https://www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/plans-studies.  Continuing input through public meetings will be held in assocation with City Planning and City Redevelopment efforts. If you have any questions or specific requests, feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Final Outcome Discussions / Public Meetings 

July 25, 2022 North Anthony Assocation Meeting 7:00pm, Oh Five Scoop Shop, 1937 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

August 25, 2022 Powell Park 5:00 pm, 2620 Weisser Park Avenue. 

September 25, 2022 Clean Rivers Festival,  12:00- 4:00 pm, Promenade Park