The owner of a former chrome-plating facility in the west end of Salmon Arm has been awarded $27,900 from the provincial government under its Brownfield Renewal Funding Program.
It’s been several years since the facility was operating and the funds will help ready the property for purchase. The money is intended for a site investigation to determine how best to manage contaminants.
The province defines brownfields as “abandoned, vacant, derelict or under-utilized commercial or industrial properties where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination and where there is an active potential for redevelopment.”
It states that these sites have great potential for redevelopment when the issue of contamination is addressed.