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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:27:46 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Charles Town [West Virginia] Transforming More Brownfields Into Parks"
Charles Town Transforming More Brownfields Into Parks

State Journal (WV)
June 18, 2017

Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith will wrap up her 12-year tenure this month, but she’s still guiding big projects.

Those include a just-completed nature area on the long-contaminated Supertane site downtown and a newly announced 12-acre community park that will include a lake, bike paths, walking trails and a pedestrian bridge over Evitts Run Creek. Smith, who leaves office June 19, says the two sites one day soon will be part of a contiguous park connecting with Happy Retreat, the 1780 estate belonging to Charles Town founder Charles Washington. The city in 2015 purchased the grounds surrounding the home with the intention that it be used by the public.

On June 2, Smith presided over a ribbon-cutting at the five-acre Perry Fields off West Congress Street, where a manufactured gas plant had been set up in the late 1800s to light Charles Town’s homes, businesses and street lamps. It had sat, an unused brownfield, since the Supertane Gas Co. shut down in the 1950s.


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Lenny Siegel
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Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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