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BAD Buildings

With support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the West Virginia BAD (Brownfield, Abandonded and Dilapidated) Buildings Program is a statewide initiative that provides communities with technical assistance, tools, resources, and a clear implementation process to address problem properties. Through the BAD Buildings Toolkit, accessed via, communities can download tools and templates to survey and prioritize buildings, prevent blight, and address demolition and deconstruction. The site also offers success stories from WV communities and links to grants and loans for projects related to historic preservation, community building, and economic development.

Visit the BAD Buildings website for more information on this program.


With support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the FOCUS WV (Foundations for Overcoming Challenges and Utilizing Strength) Brownfields Program was founded in 2008 to provide funding, programmatic and technical assistance, and site analysis tools to address barriers to redeveloping brownfields sites in West Virginia communities.  The program fosters the redevelopment of brownfields projects through community development, education, and entrepreneurship by engaging stakeholders and project partners, conducting site research and market analysis, and attracting new project investors and developers.

Visit the FOCUS WV website for more information on this program.


West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative

Founded in 2011 through funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative (WVRC), a program of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, assembles multidisciplinary teams of faculty and experts to provide West Virginia communities with expertise and guidance to capture the maximum economic, environmental, and social benefits from the remediation and adaptive re-use of brownfields and other strategically located properties. 

Visit the WVRC website for more information on this exciting program.


Brownfields Inventory

The West Virginia Brownfields Inventory 2.0 is a central, statewide resource created by the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center and the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University.  It has been created for site developers, community stakeholders, and government officials who may need assistance with brownfields property research.  The Brownfields Inventory 2.0 is used to catalog and track current and potential brownfields properties. Included within the Brownfields Inventory are approximately 60 properties identified using local stakeholder input, environmental records, and technical assistance requests.  Users of the online Brownfields Inventory 2.0 will find site information including: site names and addresses, location coordinates, site photos, assessment and utility info, and more. 

View the Brownfields Inventory 2.0 page to begin your search.