Early Bird Registration is Open for the 2016 #WVBrownfields Conference

Written by Andrew Stacy on . Posted in Blog, Events, News

Register by August 5 to receive the early bird rate

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Early bird registration is now open for the 2016 #WVBrownfields Conference. The event, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will be held Sept. 7-8 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston.

“Reclaim. Restore. Revitalize.” is the theme for this year’s conference, which will feature sessions covering all aspects of brownfields redevelopment, including project financing and deal structuring, downtown redevelopment, community engagement, specialty training on remediation, networking receptions, and the inaugural Central Appalachian Regional Brownfields Summit on Sept. 8.

“We are very excited for this year’s conference and we are particularly excited about partnering with other Central Appalachian states, agencies and service providers to host the Central Appalachian Regional Brownfields Summit,” said Patrick Kirby, director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University.

“Part of figuring out the redevelopment puzzle is collaboration and learning from others. We feel that the West Virginia Brownfields Conference is the perfect forum for that regional collaboration and the Summit will be something that is beneficial to both West Virginia and the Central Appalachian Region.”

The 2016 #WVBrownfields Conference will kick off with three pre-conference workshops on the afternoon of Sept. 6, followed by a Networking Welcome Reception. The first full day of the Conference, Sept. 7, will feature programming and sessions related to brownfield redevelopment in West Virginia, followed that evening by a Regional Networking Reception. The second day, Sept. 8, will feature sessions covering regional brownfields topics impacting Central Appalachia.

This premier redevelopment event attracts over 200 stakeholders including regional EPA officials, economic development professionals, real estate developers, lawyers, state and local officials, environmental professionals, entrepreneurs, planners, bankers, investors, and community redevelopment professionals.

For more information, to register, and to consider becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for the 2016 #WVBrownfields Conference, visit the Conference webpage.

-WVU-

as/5/18/16

CONTACT: Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute
304.293.7085, astacy@mail.wvu.edu

West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers To Host Annual Conference September 7 in Charleston

Written by Andrew Stacy on . Posted in Blog, Events, News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Reclaim, Restore, Revitalize West Virginia. That’s the theme for the 11th annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference. The event, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will take place September 7 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston.

The conference features exceptional educational programs covering all aspects of brownfields redevelopment including: deal structuring and financing, abandoned and dilapidated buildings, grant writing, media engagement, remediation training for Licensed Remediation Specialists, community action on brownfields, and much more. New this year, the event will include pre-conference mobile workshops showcasing brownfields projects in the Kanawha Valley.

“We are very excited for this year’s conference, and we are particularly excited about the pre-conference workshops,” said Patrick Kirby, director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University. “The opportunity to showcase the amazing work being done by communities in Southern West Virginia is something we couldn’t pass up. The revitalization of brownfield properties is instrumental in our state’s future economic development.”

This premier redevelopment event attracts over 200 stakeholders including regional EPA officials, economic development professionals, real estate developers, lawyers, state and local officials, environmental professionals, entrepreneurs, planners, bankers, investors, and community redevelopment professionals. More details including registration and exhibitor information coming soon. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive the latest Conference details, or visit www.wvbrownfields.org.

-NBAC- as/03/02/16 Updated: 4/1/16

Groups Target Huntington Revitalization

Written by Brandon Roberts, The Herald-Dispatch on . Posted in Events, Media, News, Uncategorized

HUNTINGTON – A forum hosted by the city of Huntington and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday brought together leaders of various local, state and federal agencies to provide guidance on moving Huntington’s revitalization plan forward.

The daylong forum, which took place at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center, was among the first of its kind under the EPA’s “Making a Visible Difference in Communities” initiative.

Huntington was one of 53 communities nationwide the EPA selected to participate in the initiative, which aims to coordinate technical assistance across EPA programs and other federal agencies to support communities with brownfield and other old industrial sites as they pursue environmental improvements that enhance economic opportunities.

“Huntington must begin to think of itself on the scale of Philadelphia or Chicago,” said Huntington Mayor Steve Williams during his opening remarks. “This forum serves as a huge opportunity for local, state and federal agencies to form partnerships.”

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Bad Buildings Summit Held to Discuss Vacant Buildings

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Community leaders throughout Brooke and Hancock Counties all have one thing in common: they want something done about the amount of abandoned and dilapidated buildings that are saturating their towns.

As a first step in combating this problem, leaders attended a summit at Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack.

Every town up and down the Ohio River has a problem with homes that are either sitting vacant or are in a state of disrepair.

Something needs to be done, so they’re reaching out to the Bad Buildings Program to provide them with technical assistance and site analysis tools to develop and enhance these properties.

Read the entire article on the WTRF website.