2011 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:20:03 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Dilapidated properties, Fairmont, West Virginia
Officials hope to rejuvenate old buildings

By Ben Conley, Morgantown Dominion Post (WV)
Associated Press/Charleston Daily Mail (WV)
January 31, 2011

Fairmont city officials are studying ways to return two old dilapidated properties to the thriving community centers they once were, thanks to funding from the 2011 FOCUS WV Brownfields program.

The downtown Masonic Temple building on Jefferson Street will undergo testing for dangerous materials, such as mold and asbestos, before preliminary planning can begin, while revitalization efforts will continue at the YMCA building on Fairmont Avenue.

FOCUS, which stands for Foundation for Overcoming Challenges and Utilizing Strengths, is funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and aims to provide funding and analyais tools to address barriers to redeveloping brownfield sites. A browfield site is an abandoned or underutilized property where redevelompnent or reuse is hindered by real or perceived presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or cantaminant.


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