2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:33:52 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Pasco County, Florida
County Has Visions Of Green In Brownfields

The Tampa Tribune (FL)
April 29, 2008

DADE CITY - Several times a year, John Walsh gets a call from a company 
looking for "brownfields" in Pasco County.

The Economic Development Council vice president, who recruits and 
assists businesses moving to Pasco, has had to tell potential clients 
the county has no such designation for abandoned mines, landfills and 
other contaminated sites ripe for redevelopment.

"There is an entire industry that looks for brownfields," Walsh told the 
county commission last week. "If brownfields were available it would 
open a large area for us to locate companies."

After hearing from Walsh and county biologist Bob Tietz on April 15, 
commissioners voted unanimously to create a brownfields program to 
encourage redevelopment and cleanup of contaminated sites. The 
designation affords developers tax breaks in exchange for removing 
contamination and creating jobs, affordable housing, parks or 
conservation areas.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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