Wahkonsa Annex Cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the City of Fort Dodge a $500,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the Wahkonsa Annex at 908 1st Avenue South. Construction of the four-story Annex was completed in 1917 as an expansion of the original Wahkonsa Hotel, which was built in 1910. Another three stories were added to the complex in 1919, which increased the size of the Annex to over 134,000-square-feet. This site is contaminated with inorganic contaminants (asbestos).
The City of Fort Dodge has appreciated past support of its brownfields redevelopment efforts and specifically this cleanup action by both stakeholders and the public. The public will have the opportunity to find out more about the project as well as provide feedback pertaining to the cleanup action over the course of two meetings to be held in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 819 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501. The dates for these meetings are to be determined but please check back to this website for updated postings providing specific dates and times. A copy of the Community Involvement Plan (CIP) for this EPA-funded cleanup action can be obtained by contacting either of the Project Coordinators listed below.
City of Fort Dodge:
Vickie L. Reeck
Community and Economic Development Director
515-576-4551, Extension 1243