2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 07:29:12 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Nassau County, New York
Nassau to reopen bid for 19 brownfield tax liens

Long Island Newsday (NY)
May 5, 2008

An innovative effort by Nassau County to redevelop 19 contaminated properties - some vacant for more than a decade - has apparently fallen victim to the faltering economy, a state moratorium on tax credits for such brownfield projects and a general wariness among developers about the multiple layers of approval needed.

"Brownfields are time-intensive and that is what scares a developer," James Vilardi, a principal of the Roosevelt Development Corp., said in a recent interview.

"These are difficult projects that take a long time," Vilardi said. "The question is how the approval process can be streamlined."


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