Brownfield Redevelopment Programs
Pasco Brownfield Community Redevelopment Program
Brownfields are properties where expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental pollution. Established in 1997, the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program utilizes economic and regulatory incentives to encourage the use of private revenue to clean up and redevelop sites, create new jobs and enhance the local economy. The primary goals of the Florida Brownfield Redevelopment Act are:
- Reduction of public health and environmental hazards
- Creation of financial and regulatory incentives to encourage voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of sites
- Attainment of cleanup target levels; and
- Establishment of a process for obtaining a "No Further Action" letter using Risk-Based Corrective Action principles
To make the program’s incentives available to a community, a local government must designate brownfield areas by resolution. Currently, 279 brownfield areas have been designated statewide. In Pasco County, the Dade City Commerce Center has been designated by both the Board of County Commissioners and Dade City.
The Pasco Brownfield Community Redevelopment Program includes assistance and incentives to land owners and businesses to facilitate the environmental cleanup, redevelopment and/or reuse of property as part of the County's redevelopment and growth management strategy. Assistance may include administrative, regulatory, technical assistance, and financial incentives appropriate to the needs of the community through a program of site and area brownfield designations.
Stanley Park - Lacoochee- Brownfield Site Designation Public Hearing Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm, Pasco County will hold a public hearing at the Historic County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, during the Board of County Commissioners' meeting, to designate Stanley Park as a Brownfield Area.
.The second of two public hearings designating Stanley Park as a Brownfield Area is scheduled for July 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., also at the Historic County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, during the Board of County Commissioners' meeting.
These meetings will allow citizens to learn more about Pasco County's Brownfield Redevelopment Program, and offer time for questions and comments. Pasco County has received an USEPA Brownfield Cleanup Grant for $194,000 to assist with remediation efforts of the County's owned park.
Inquiries and comments may be submitted electronically prior to the public hearings by addressing an email to . Please place "Lacoochee Brownfield Cleanup" in the subject line of the email. Citizens are also invited to send paper correspondence to Office of Economic Growth at 8731 Citizen's Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654.
Paper copies of the Alternatives for Brownfield Cleanup Activities is available to view during regular business hours at the Lewis Abraham Community Center (Officer Friendly's office), or can be viewed electronically..
Qualified persons with disabilities needing assistance so they can participate equally in the meeting should contact 727-815-7092 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meetings.