|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:11:00 -0800 (PST)|
|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 http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/feb/28/plan-may-help-city-get-rid-of-blight/ -- 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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