Economic Revitalization through Brownfields: Redevelop Your Vacant Properties Workshop

The EPA’s Brownfields Program provides grants and technical assistance to communities, states, tribes and others to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse contaminated properties. To learn more about how this program could be put to productive use in our community the Village of Ruidoso is hosting a FREE workshop on June 25, 2019, from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Advance registration is requested by June 21, 2019.

This free workshop, co-hosted by the City of Roswell, the New Mexico Environmental Department, and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University, is designed to assist communities dealing with Brownfields related issues and/or those wishing to learn more about the Brownfields process. The workshop will focus on the various tools and resources available in New Mexico to assist local government with redevelopment of contaminated or potentially contaminated property.

What is a Brownfield?

Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station, junk yard or other potentially contaminated property that is impeding future growth? Do you look at these sites and wonder where funding could come from to remake the site as a contributor to your community? Is there speculation that the site might have contamination and considered to be a brownfield, or are the buildings just obsolete?

 

This workshop is designed to help you:

• Learn how brownfield revitalization can be part of your community’s economic development strategy;
• Understand liability and options for addressing blighted properties;
• Access available resources to facilitate redevelopment of Brownfield sites;
• Hear from state and national leaders on funding and resources available to your community;
• Hear from communities who have successfully applied for and utilized funding.

 

Who should attend?

Local and regional government officials, economic and community development organizations, lenders and real-estate professionals, environmental consultants, property owners, and anyone interested in learning about Brownfields, and financial resources for local redevelopment.

 

For more information contact:

Debi Lee, Village of Ruidoso,DebiLee@ruidoso-nm.gov, 575-258-4343
Rebecca Cook, NMENV,Rebecca.Cook@state.nm.us, 505-827-0171
Scott Nightingale, KSU TAB,scottnight@ksu.edu, 785-532-6028

REGISTER NOW! Cost is free and lunch will be provided, but registration is requested by June 21, 2019.
(If you need assistance with your registration, please contact Sheree Walsh, chsr@ksu.edu, 785-532-6519)


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We hope to see you there!
 
These workshops are made possible with funding provided by U.S. EPA

Source: https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops...