Brownfield Case Studies

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Breakout Session: Brownfield Case Studies: Turning Former Landfills into Community Benefits

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 15th 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Moderator

George Carico, WV Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University

Speakers

Ray Moeller, West Virginia State University Extension Service
David Fuerste, New River Gorge National River, National Park Service
Tom Lemke, New River Gorge National River, National Park Service
Representatives, Shepherdstown Public Library

Description

Practically every town, large or small, and every county, has at least one former landfill, or dump, located within their local area.  These properties, once used for garbage disposal, now sit abandoned / vacant, as their useful life ended long ago.  Some of these properties are in strategic locations for new development, however, environmental concerns often take these sites out of consideration.  This session will examine three exciting case studies on regional projects currently underway.  Each of these projects have distinct end plans, and each will be significant contributors to increasing local community vibrancy and the local economy.  Presenters will be discussing project specifics details, including how environmental concerns are being addressed, and the value of joint participation by local community groups, civic leaders, and economic development planners.  This session will provide valuable information to local community leaders, economic develop professionals, and anyone interested in utilizing former landfills, or similar properties, in their area for new development.

Presentations

Brownfields Case Studies: Turning Former Landfills into Community Benefits – Ray Moeller

Brownfields Case Studies: Turning Former Landfills into Community Benefits – David Fuerste

Brownfields Case Studies: Turning Former Landfills into Community Benefits – Tom Lemke

Brownfields Case Studies: Turning Former Landfills into Community Benefits – Shepherdstown Library Reps