|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:15:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Dunedin and Tarpon Springs, Florida|
What's a little contamination among friends? COLUMN BY MARK SCHANTZ SUNCOAST NEWS (FL) September 5, 2009What's a little contamination among friends, especially when it means millions of federal tax stimulus dollars being available to local governments and area developers?
Cities like Largo and Clearwater have already utilized the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Redevelopment Grant Program to revitalize their depressed areas, by providing economic incentives to developers and business owners. These grant funds can spark a new wave of economic redevelopment eliminating urban blight in commercial and industrial areas. It can help property owners repair and redevelop buildings.
The Dunedin City Commission is considering declaring its downtown community redevelopment district and other parts of its city a brownfield. The designation would be a great fit in Tarpon Springs, which badly needs to attract developers and spark economic redevelopment downtown, at the Sponge Docks and along the Pinellas Avenue corridor.
... For the entire column, see http://suncoastpinellas.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/05/pi-whats-a-little-contamination-among-friends/ -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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