Over $23,000 for brownfield redevelopment in Princeton

PRINCETON - Thanks to $23,035 in provincial Brownfield Renewal funding, the Town of Princeton can begin to redevelop the former dry cleaning site at 167 Bridge Street.

  • Sep. 8, 2011 5:00 p.m.

PRINCETON – Thanks to $23,035 in provincial Brownfield Renewal funding, the  Town of Princeton can begin to redevelop the former dry cleaning site at 167 Bridge Street.

The Province is providing $23,035 to the Town on Princeton for early stage  site investigation work to redevelop this former dry cleaning site as part  of the town’s plan to revitalize its downtown core.

Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations –  “We need to look at brownfields like this former dry cleaning site as  opportunities. Once contamination issues have been addressed, these  overlooked spaces have the potential to revitalize our neighbourhoods and  contribute to local economies.”

The Brownfield Renewal Funding Program is designed to encourage more  brownfield redevelopment across British Columbia. Brownfields are  abandoned, vacant, derelict, or underutilized commercial and industrial  properties, where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived

contamination.

167 Bridge Street is one of 16 successful projects across British Columbia  awarded more than $730,000 through the Brownfield Renewal Funding Program  today.

Learn More:

B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy: www.brownfieldrenewal.gov.bc.ca