Grayson College receives EPA grant

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - Grayson College received a check for over $780,000 Thursday afternoon as part of the EPA Brownfield Grant.

Grayson College was presented a check for over $780,000 as part of the EPA Brownfield Grant.

Campus leaders say the grant will allow the college to fix contamination of asbestos and lead in several buildings on the college's west campus extension property at the North Texas Regional Airport in an environmentally friendly way.

Grayson College President Jeremy McMillen says with help from community partners they pln to turn the old Air Force training complex into a revitalized economic area.

"Over the long arc of time, how do you really get that land put back. Those buildings are old and tired, and that space needs revitalization. That airport is going to grow and we want to make sure we're ready for that growth," said McMillen.

He says they haven't determined if they'll need to renovate or completely rebuild.

The project is expected to take around five years to complete.