|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 8 Jul 2008 14:03:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Wyoming, Michigan|
Wyoming: Dentist denied tax break for cleanup By Matt Vande Bunte The Grand Rapids Press (MI) July 8, 2008WYOMING -- This land is your land, so you clean it up, the City Council told longtime local dentist Richard Despres.
A refusal to provide environmental tax incentives could have a long-term impact on development of 13 acres at Byron Center Avenue and 52nd Street SW. Despres already has put his two-story, 7,640-square-foot office building on hold.
"The building, at this point, might be off the table," Despres said after the council voted unanimously Monday against his financing request. "These arsenic levels are very real. They have to be cleaned up.
...The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority voted 3-2 in favor of the financing in May, but council members ruled that the pollution is not taxpayers' problem. One objection was that brownfield financing should be used to redevelop properties with existing buildings, not vacant sites.
... For the entire article, see http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1215522941196700.xml&coll=6 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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