2010 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 10:41:22 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Lykes Pasco orange juice plant, Dade City, Florida
Pasco hopes to cash in on 305-acre 'brownfield'
Dade City and the county hope a new designation will spur growth on 305 acres.

By Lisa Buie
St. Petersburg Times (FL)
November 5, 2010


Now officials in Pasco hope to use the same state program to help revitalize a 305-acre area in and near the Dade City Business Center on U.S. 301, including a biodiesel plant that is seeking to expand and add as many as 20 jobs.

The program, administered through the DEP, would allow the area to receive a brownfield designation, qualifying for financial incentives and tax credits to help existing industries expand and attract new ones.

While the business park, for years the site of the Lykes Pasco orange juice plant, does not have contamination, the area can still qualify as a brownfield, officials said.

"You can have the perception of contamination," said Melanie Kendrick, a senior planner with Pasco County who is helping coordinate the effort with Dade City officials....

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