|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:21:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Melbourne, Florida economic-incentive zone|
Quarter of Melbourne may get 'brownfield' tag Effort would allow city to tap into state funds BY RICK NEALE FLORIDA TODAY July 23, 2008City planners hope a sprawling "brownfield" initiative will generate green -- cash, that is -- for developers and property-tax rolls.
Melbourne might establish an economic-incentive zone over 9.5 square miles across the heart of the city. Florida has designated brownfields as areas affected by actual or perceived contamination.
Using Florida's state-funded brownfield program, developers could earn up to $2,500 for each job created and $500,000 for contaminated-site rehabilitation, along with loan guarantees, tax credits and other fiscal incentives.
If established, the 6,071-acre region would encompass the Melbourne International Airport, the city's three redevelopment districts -- downtown, Eau Gallie and Babcock Street -- and some neighboring properties.
... For the entire article, see http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080723/NEWS01/807230323/1006/news01 -- 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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