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Retail outlets inquire about old TS&T site

Written by Linda Harris, Weirton Daily Times on . Posted in Media, News

CHESTER – Two retail outlets are looking at the old Taylor, Smith & Taylor plant site, the executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle said Wednesday.

Pat Ford said they’d forwarded the TS&T master site plan in response to their inquiries “to see what parts they might be interested in.” He said both companies “want to be part of a multi-tenant development.”

Progress continuing on TS&T site planning

Written by Kate Everly on . Posted in Media, News

TS&T Meeting

Executive Director of the BDC, Pat Ford, went over the presentation that won the group a $5,000 grant to be put toward the redevelopment of the TS&T pottery site. (Photo by Kate Everly)

CHESTER – According to Pat Ford, Executive Director of the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC), Chester is “a gem in the northern panhandle.” The progress being made in the planned demolition and redevelopment of the site of the defunct TS&T pottery by the BDC, the Northern West V
irginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC), and the Rock Springs Riverfront Redevelopment Committee can only make Chester shine brighter.

Ford and Assistant Director of the BDC, Marvin Six recently collaborated with Angela Campbell and Kevin Leyden from West Virginia University to compete for a $5,000 grant from the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative. The Collaborative dispensed 4 of the grants to competitors from throughout the state. The presentation made by the group representing the project at the TS&T site were chosen to receive one of the grants.

The presentation given those giving away the grant money was shown to those at the first meeting of the Rock Springs Riverfront Redevelopment Committee on Tuesday. The presentation highlighted the interest of the committee in redeveloping the site in a way that would, first and foremost, create as many jobs as possible for the area.

Project aims to rebuild local communities

Written by Mike Atkinson on . Posted in Media, News

The West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative and The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center are looking to rebuild communities across West Virginia by restoring undeveloped areas known as Brownfields.

The effort was launched with an event known as “Extreme Makeover: Brownfields Edition”, where eight cities from across the state were in the running to receive funding for the projects. Chester, Moundsville, Wheeling, Osage, Fairmont, Berkeley Springs, Shinnston and Parkersburg were invited to the event.

The NBAC has selected the four city projects to receive more than $20,000 in funding toward redeveloping the area.