BRI Secures EPA Brownfields Clean-Up Grant for Sinclair Lot
May 16, 2022
BETHLEHEM, NH – May 16, 2022. BRI Development, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bethlehem Reimagined, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation, today announced it has been awarded a $500,000 Brownfields Clean-up Grant by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remediate the contaminated property on the corner of Main and Agassiz Streets in Bethlehem, the site of the former Sinclair Hotel. The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1978.
BRI Development acquired the 4.8-acre property in November 2021 and raised an additional $100,000 in cash and commitments to meet the EPA’s grant application
This Summer, BRI Development will work with the EPA to receive training and execute a cooperative agreement. BRI will also initiate community outreach activities, launch a capital campaign, evaluate potential additional grant funding options and seek public donations for any clean-up costs above the $600,000
currently raised. Clean-up is expected to begin in the Spring of 2023.
“It’s a great day for Bethlehem. We thank the EPA for this generous award.” said Paul Greenlaw, President of Bethlehem Reimagined. “These funds will serve as an
important next step to redeveloping a key location in the Bethlehem Village District. We have many people to thank including the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) who provided funding and technical support for our application. We look forward to working with the EPA and NHDES on the clean-up phase of this project to further our shared missions.”
About Bethlehem Reimagined and BRI Development
Bethlehem Reimagined, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)3, New Hampshire Non-Profit Corporation organized for charitable purposes to provide economic, community
and general business support to existing and prospective business ventures within the Town of Bethlehem, N.H. BRI Development LLC is a limited liability company,
New Hampshire Non-Profit established to conduct and promote real estate development activities that support Bethlehem Reimagined’s mission.
Paul Greenlaw, President