|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 27 May 2008 10:10:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|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, 2008City 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 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/news/palmbeach/sfl-flpdig05271pnmay27,0,3786441.story -- 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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