2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:11:00 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency, Florida
Plan may help Fort Pierce get rid of blight

By Alexi Howk
West Palm Beach TCPalm (FL)
February 28, 2008

FORT PIERCE — In times of tight budget constraints and a slowdown in the 
real estate market, the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency is getting 
creative in its efforts to attract developers.

Following in the footsteps of cities such as Lake Worth, Boynton Beach 
and West Palm Beach, FPRA Director Jon Ward wants to declare the entire 
FPRA district - roughly 3,500 acres - as a brownfield, defined as a 
commercial area that is or could be contaminated by pollutants, 
hazardous substances or other chemicals.

Acting as the Redevelopment Agency board Wednesday, the City Commission 
authorized city staff to retain an attorney who specializes in 
brownfield designations. The Redevelopment Agency also is looking to 
expand the district by adding an additional 1,020 acres within its 
boundaries, which would add an additional $105 million of taxable value 
into the district and include Hibiscus Park and other neighborhoods west 
of U.S. 1 and south of Georgia Avenue.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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