Cheyenne's west end project received a huge boost Thursday thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency in the form of a grant for $1 million.
The announcement is part of $62.5 million in EPA Brownfields funds awarded to 240 grantees nationally.
The EPA's Martin Hestmark says Cheyenne earned the grant for its exemplary leadership in integrating property cleanup into a vision for downtown development.
The money will be divided up to help pay for a variety of aspects associated with the Cheyenne's westside downtown area.
"To look at various properties and make the environmental assessment and start that cleanup property and part of this will also be to prioritize those properties as well, as we move forward with our continuing effect for revitalization and in concert with revitalization is looking again at the Capitol Basin Flood control program as well, so it's multi-faceted and multi-stepped approach," said Mayor Rick Kaysen.