BAD Buildings

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Breakout Session: BAD Buildings
(Not all speakers used PowerPoint presentations)

Date and Time:

Wednesday, September 7, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm


Stephanie Tyree, Deputy Director, West Virginia Community Development HUB

Click on the speaker(s) name to view the presentation:

  1. Luke Elser, Program Manager, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center
  2. Gabe Pena, Assistant Resource Coordinator, Fayette County, WV
  3. Julia Spelsberg, Mayor, City of Weston, WV


This session will provide an overview of the BAD Buildings Program and key aspects a community must address to tackle blight: building an inventory and understanding your community’s situation; and envisioning the future of your community through site reuse planning. Session speakers will approach each topic by addressing how a community can utilize each topic and what each will offer a community. Attendees will gain an overview of the pieces needed for an effective community-based abandoned/dilapidated buildings program and the tools/resources to begin creating a program in their own communities.