March 7, 2016 by WV Bad Buildings Program
Morgantown, W.Va. – The WV Community Development Hub, the WVU Land Use Clinic, and the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center are hosting Property Rescue Initiative (PRI) workshops throughout the state to guide communities through the issue of abandoned/dilapidated buildings and to offer technical assistance to apply for the PRI loan.
Two workshops remain. Each full day workshop (9:30 am to 4:00 pm) will feature guest speakers, interactive sessions on stakeholder engagement and the BAD Buildings process, and a panel of experts who will discuss creative ways to repay loans and reuse problem properties. Registration is $15.
Click on each workshop listed below to register:
- March 18: Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, Beckley
- April 1: Event Center at Brushy Fork, Buckhannon
Brownfields include all property, which is hindered from redevelopment, or reuse due to the presence or perceived presence of a hazardous substance, or contaminant. The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers were created in 2005 by the West Virginia Legislature to empower communities to plan and implement redevelopment projects.
About the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers
The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center is a program of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University and serves the northern 33 counties in West Virginia. The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia is housed within the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) and serves the southern 22 counties in West Virginia.