|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 25 Aug 2008 23:13:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Portland, Oregon harbor|
Looking at harbor redevelopmentA lot of potential lies within brownfield areas, enough so that multiple groups are pushing the agenda
BY TYLER GRAF Portland Daily Journal of Commerce (OR) August 25, 2008Something needs to be done with Portland harbor's brownfield sites, says the city's Harbor Redevelopment Initiative.
According to a group comprised of government agencies, nonprofits and businesses, there are 18 brownfield areas encompassing more than 700 acres of buildable land along the harbor. If even half of those areas were redeveloped for industrial purposes it would create $320 million in investment, 1,450 jobs at an average of $56,000 per year and thus generate $9.1 million in state taxes annually, according to a consulting group hired by the Portland Development Commission.
But all that depends on whether new financial models can be put in place to make brownfield sites more palatable to developers who may fear the environmental costs associated with them.
... For the entire article, see http://www.djcoregon.com/articleDetail.htm/2008/08/25/Looking-at-harbor-redevelopment-A-lot-of-potential-lies-within-brownfield-areas-enough-so-that-multi -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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