Dubuque’s North Port Revitalization initiative is being highlighted today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The initiative is one of several marquee Brownfields redevelopment projects in Dubuque that continue to receive national recognition. This week, EPA is commemorating the Agency’s 50th anniversary by highlighting successful Brownfields revitalization efforts, often in underserved and economically disadvantaged communities. Dubuque has used brownfields funding for a remarkable turnaround in the North Port area. City of Dubuque Economic Development Director Jill Connors says the modest Brownfields grants have now leveraged over half a billion dollars in public and private investment. It has brought educational, recreational, business, and entertainment options to residents and visitors alike. The city estimates there are 1 million visitors a year to the North Port.
Image from the City of Dubuque