2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 15:49:26 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Slocomb National Bank, Dothan, Alabama
New Dothan bank could get large tax break because of location

By Debbie Ingram
Dothan Eagle (AL)
May 9, 2008

A 2004 state tax abatement law could save a new Dothan bank more than a quarter of a million dollars in taxes.

The Slocomb National Bank in Dothan could be the first entity in the state to take advantage of the Alabama Brownfield Development Tax Abatement Act of 2004. The act allows for a waiver on noneducational taxes for up to 20 years because the site of the new bank - an old gas station - has the potential of needing additional hazardous waste remediation.

If the City of Dothan and the Houston County Commission grants the abatement, the amount of ad valorem taxes saved would be $285,600 over a 20-year period and the amount of construction-related sales and use tax savings would be $53,750.

The Brownfield Development site will be home to the Slocomb bank’s new branch, to be located at the corner of Ross Clark Circle and West Main Street, the site of a former Beard Oil service station.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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