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Brownfield “dream teams” honored for redevelopment work at Project Buzz event

Written by Carrie Staton on . Posted in Media, News

Parkersburg Team Creates Redevelopment PlanA successful redevelopment program that uses a “dream team” approach to help West Virginia cities repurpose and reclaim blighted former industrial properties known as “brownfields” closed out the year by awarding a prize for the top project of 2012 and selecting a slate of community projects that will receive funding for 2013.

The announcements were made at “Project Buzz,” a two-day event held recently in Morgantown as an activity of the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative – a program of the Northern Brownfields Assistance Center atWest Virginia University.

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.