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Making BAD Buildings Good Again: West Virginia communities display best efforts to tackle dilapidated building issues

Making BAD Buildings Good Again: West Virginia communities display best efforts to tackle dilapidated building issues

Though West Virginia is known for its peaceful and serene country scenery, nestled in several of its mountains are communities fighting blighted and dilapidated structures that significantly damage th...[Read More]
The Mon River: A Regional Recreational Asset

The Mon River: A Regional Recreational Asset

Years ago the Mon River Valley was dotted with bustling communities filled with the soot and fire of the coal and coke era. Today, the residents of the towns along the Monongahela River are looking at...[Read More]
Save the date:  West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers to host annual conference Sept. 12-14 in Morgantown

Save the date: West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers to host annual conference Sept. 12-14 in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 2017 #WVBrownfields Conference, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will take place at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, W.Va. on Sept. 12-14....[Read More]
Shinnston Council moves forward with BAD buildings program

Shinnston Council moves forward with BAD buildings program

SHINNSTON — The city of Shinnston plans to take down another building on Pike Street as part of their BAD buildings program. The BAD (Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated) buildings is a program the...[Read More]
Community Members Meet in Lost Creek to Discuss Rail Trail Project

Community Members Meet in Lost Creek to Discuss Rail Trail Project

LOST CREEK — The first in a series of community meetings on the future of Harrison County’s rail trails took place at the Lost Creek Community Building Tuesday evening. The meeting, which was hoste...[Read More]
Harrison Rail Trail to host meetings around the county to discuss completing trail system

Harrison Rail Trail to host meetings around the county to discuss completing trail system

CLARKSBURG — Harrison Rail Trails, in cooperation with the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, is hosting a series of community meetings around Harrison County to discuss the future ...[Read More]
Huntington, WV, finalist for grant to revitalize abandoned, deteriorated properties

Huntington, WV, finalist for grant to revitalize abandoned, deteriorated properties

Huntington, WV is competing with four other communities for a technical assistance scholarship from the Center for Community Progress that will help city officials revitalize vacant, abandoned and det...[Read More]
Moundsville Brownfield Sites Are Identified

Moundsville Brownfield Sites Are Identified

Unlike many cities where blight is concentrated in specific neighborhoods, Moundsville’s vacant and dilapidated buildings are spread throughout town, according to a study by the Northern West Virginia...[Read More]
BDC Purchases Former Follansbee Steel Site for Future Redevelopment

BDC Purchases Former Follansbee Steel Site for Future Redevelopment

FOLLANSBEE — The former Follansbee Steel location has been shuttered for four years, but it’s about to get a whole new look. The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle closed on the p...[Read More]
Chester Talks Riverfront's Future

Chester Talks Riverfront's Future

CHESTER — Now that construction has begun on the Rock Springs Business Park, the city of Chester is getting some outside help with what to do with the rest of the riverfront. About a dozen Chester ...[Read More]