2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 12:44:55 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Prince George's County, Maryland mulls tax credits
Prince George's mulls tax credits for use of 'brownfield' land
Incentive to build on potentially hazardous sites may be offered

by Daniel Valentine
Business Gazette (Gaithersburg, MD)
September 19, 2008

Drive along parts of Sheriff Road into Fairmount Heights in Prince George's County, and it's obvious some properties need an overhaul.

At the intersection of K Street, the corner of a half-demolished building is surrounded by a fence and overrun with weeds. A few blocks ahead, an abandoned building sits with rusty bars on its door and window with the word "COFFEE" written on the roof.

For communities and developers, older abandoned sites such as these are often some of the hardest to turn around. Questions of pollution, required environmental reviews and other development hurdles frequently make prospective developers shy away.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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