BAD Buildings Program provides momentum in Parsons, W.Va.

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MARCH 24, 2015 BY THE PARSONS ADVOCATE

Parsons, W.Va. – Parsons Revitalization Organization ON TRAC (PRO ON TRAC) has
received a technical assistance grant valued at $10,000 through the 2015 Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated (BAD) Buildings Technical Assistance program to address barriers to the reuse and redevelopment of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in Parsons.
Luke Elser, BAD Buildings Program Manager said, “The BAD Buildings model provides an initial stepping stone for revitalization efforts by initiating redevelopment progress and spurring community involvement. The NWBAC looks forward to working with PRO ON TRAC and its community partners on this project.”

Luke Elser, BAD Buildings Program Manager said, “The BAD Buildings model provides an initial stepping stone for revitalization efforts by initiating redevelopment progress and spurring community involvement. The NWBAC looks forward to working with PRO ON TRAC and its community partners on this project.”

The BAD Buildings Program grant was awarded to PRO ON TRAC by the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University. The program provides technical assistance and expertise to assist communities in West Virginia to create a redevelopment plan for its strategically located abandoned, vacant, and dilapidated properties.

Parsons was one of nine communities statewide to receive a 2015 BAD Buildings Program technical assistance grant.

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CONTACT:  Luke Elser; BAD Buildings Program
304.293.6990; Luke.Elser@mail.wvu.edu