|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 25 Jul 2008 23:11:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Opa-Locka Airport, Florida|
[Another state with a creative definition of "brownfield" - LS] Opa-locka Airport seeks 410 new jobs by Brian Bandell South Florida Business Journal July 25, 2008An unnamed German aviation manufacturing company considering a move to Opa-locka Airport may add to the $450 million worth of development planned for the site.
...The state would contribute $2,296,000 through its Qualified Target Industry program and $820,000 more through a brownfield redevelopment bonus, while Miami-Dade would pick up the rest.
However, Opa-locka Airport isn't part of the county brownfield, according to Miguel Southwell, deputy director of business retention and development for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
That may not matter, though. The Beacon Council helped move the brownfield designation line so Becton Dickinson and Co. could claim more public incentives when it opened a facility in Miami. Environmental contamination isn't a requirement for naming a property a brownfield.
... For the entire article, see http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2008/07/28/story1.html?b=1217217600%5E1673460 -- 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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