Community Reinvestment

Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) – Former Georgia State Farmers Market

Please join the Columbus Consolidated Government Community Reinvestment Department (CRD) for an online public hearing webinar to present and receive comment on the Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the Former Georgia State Farmers Market. This ABCA is in support of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Cleanup grant funding to address hazardous substances including asbestos-containing material (ACM) and lead based paint (LBP), and petroleum substances at the Former Georgia State Farmers Market (Site) located at 318 10th Avenue in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. The Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) intends to remove the hazardous building materials from the site and cap petroleum contaminated soils at the site in support of their goal to demolish the current site structures and redevelop the site for reuse, which will serve as a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted neighborhood. The CCG plans to redevelop the site located between the adjoining three downtown cemeteries. The redevelopment plans include green space with walking paths and gardens, a pavilion, and a parking area.

The ABCA will summarize information about the site and contamination issues, cleanup standards, applicable laws, cleanup alternatives considered, and the proposed cleanup of hazardous materials.

Please see the documents below for complete details.

Official Public Notice

Public Hearing Webinar Details

FY22 HUD Grant Application

By or before May 15, 2021, the City intends to allocate a portion of its CDBG Program funds to non-profit organizations for social (public) service programs that serve its very low- and low-income residents.

The City also intends to allocate a portion of its HOME Program funds to non-profit or for-profit organizations for the provision of affordable housing programs and services, as well as the creation of or conversion to affordable housing units for it’s very low- and low-income residents.

To apply for FY22 funding, click the link below.

https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/columbus/participant

FY22 HUD Funding Notification

The Columbus Consolidated Government receives federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis. By or before May 15, 2021, the City intends to allocate a portion of its CDBG Program funds to non-profit organizations for social (public) service programs to very low- and low-income residents of the community. The City also intends to allocate a portion of its HOME Program funds to non-profit or for-profit organizations for the provision of affordable housing programs and services, and the creation of affordable housing to its very low- and low-income residents.

Please see the documents below for complete details.

Community Reinvestment Department

Vision

Transformative Community Investment

Mission Statement

Our mission is to make community investments that activate the human, social, and economic potential of Columbus.

Core Values

Quality.

We are professional staff focused on delivering excellent customer service and asset management.

Communication.

We provide timely and relevant information within our team, to the Columbus Consolidated Government, and to the public.

Collaboration.

We keep the pulse of the community by actively engaging stakeholders in the decision-making process, especially those affected by decisions, organizational partners, and leaders.

Accountability.

We take ownership of our work and share progress with each other and our community to honor our commitments.

User Focus.

We constantly evaluate our approach to make sure decisions add value and are grounded in the needs and experiences of our community.