"Breaking Down the Barriers: State and Federal Programs"
By Dayton Mayor Michael R. Turner
Mayor Michael Turner spoke on a panel focused on what federal and state
programs were available as a resource for local governments and
developers. Panelists included various representatives of state voluntary
cleanup programs as well as state and federal policy analysts.
the other panelists spoke of various state programs that have been
moderately successful, Mayor Turner stressed that there were still too
many uncertainties to make brownfields redevelopment a typical real estate
brownfield redevelopment deals that work include those that posed an
immediate health risk, there was a motivated owner, or the site was highly
desirable," Mayor Turner told the audience. "However, the
properties we still have problems with are those that are orphaned
properties, voluntarily dormant, or underutilized."
Turner proposed a five-point plan to encourage redevelopment. These points
Turner concluded his remarks by telling the audience that they should
support HR 1300, the Land Recycling Act, which he said would be a positive
step in dealing with some of the concerns of local governments and private