2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 10:10:15 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Boynton Beach, Florida
[It's interesting that some areas want to be recognized as brownfields while others don't. - LS]

Boynton Beach: Commissioners back off idea of large-scale brownfield area

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 27, 2008

City commissioners have abandoned the idea of designating portions of the redevelopment district as brownfield areas.

Property owners would have been eligible for federal money to clean up any contaminated lands.

Initially, the Community Redevelopment Agency recommended that the entire 1,650-acre district be designated a brownfield area. But neighborhood activists protested against the idea, citing the brownfield label's negative connotation and its effect on property values. All property owners had the option of individually opting out of the designation.


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
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

Brownfields mailing list

  Prev by Date: [CPEO-BIF] White Plains Courtyard, Bronx, New York
Next by Date: [CPEO-BIF] Florida legislature passes Brownfields bill
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] Boynton Beach, Florida
Next by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] Port Reading, New Jersey

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index