2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:21:49 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Melbourne, Florida economic-incentive zone
Quarter of Melbourne may get 'brownfield' tag

Effort would allow city to tap into state funds

July 23, 2008

City 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


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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