The 2019 WV Brownfields Conference and Main Street/ON TRAC Training will feature several pre-conference workshops on September 10. These workshops provide an opportunity to dive deeper on specific issues, or to see examples of great redevelopment projects in Morgantown. Tickets for pre-conference workshops can be purchased at the same time as your regular registration or separately.
EPA Grant Writing Workshop
This interactive workshop will provide background on the different types of US EPA Brownfields Grants and will help participants interested in applying to US EPA later this fall. At this training, presenters from the WV Brownfields Assistance Centers, WV Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the US Environmental Protection Agency will provide background on the brownfield grant application, assessment, and cleanup process, as well as tips on building a compelling story that will lead to a successful redevelopment project. Throughout the day, participants will work together to begin building strong US EPA Brownfields Grant Applications.
Mobile workshops are a great chance to see examples of projects and energy in Morgantown. Each workshop registration includes transportation for the workshop and any associated materials.
Morgantown’s Historic Downtown
Learn about the historic rehabilitation tax credit program on a walking tour of downtown Morgantown led by Main Street Morgantown and Mills Group preservation specialists. Take in the unique historic architecture of Morgantown and learn more about the storied past lives of some of the city’s most prominent buildings. See examples of past historic tax credit work and discuss ways in which these powerful incentives can be leveraged on a variety of buildings in the historic district.
Limited space available
Collaborating for Success – Morgantown Industrial Park
Learn about the Morgantown Industrial Park on this mobile workshop focused on environmental remediation and redevelopment. This workshop will showcase the past property development and the results in current use, while also presenting the challenges with undeveloped portions of the property and the potential for redevelopment once the challenges are addressed (smokestack demolition, site assessment, and remediation, redevelopment design). Discussions will cover past site use, redevelopment that led to current uses, environmental activities accomplished/proposed and redevelopment plans for undeveloped parcel. Learn how the property owners, the WV Land Stewardship Corporation, and the WV Department of Environmental Protection are working together to ensure success.