2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 17:17:27 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Fort Pierce, Florida "black eye"
Will commission designate area of Fort Pierce a brownfield?

By Alexi Howk
Vero Beach Press-Journal (FL)
June 18, 2008

FORT PIERCE - Some city officials want to encourage business development in 3,900 acres that includes the Port of Fort Pierce by designating it a brownfield.

But City Commissioner Reggie Sessions says the brownfield label is just a black eye on Fort Pierce's reputation.

Fort Pierce officials are looking to designate the city's entire enterprise zone — an area targeted for economic growth — as a brownfield because the state designation entitles the city for development and business-expansion incentives. A brownfield is an underused commercial property where environmental hazards might hinder redevelopment.

The City Commission is expected to vote on a resolution allowing the brownfield designation at a future meeting. Commissioners postponed a vote on the issue Monday as officials worked to add revise the resolution and waited on pending legislation regarding the designation process.


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