The Times West Virginian

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June 20, 2014

Fairmont tackling its BAD buildings

FAIRMONT — Fairmont is moving forward in tackling its “BAD buildings.”

City representatives and community members are taking a survey of the city of Fairmont, identifying buildings and properties that are “Brownfields, Abandoned & Dilapidated” (BAD) in the 21 areas of the city.

The Times West Virginian went along with two community volunteers with the BAD Buildings Team on their survey of the West End.

This survey is the first step in a process developed in a collaboration between representatives from the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (WVBAC) and the Fairmont BAD Buildings Team. The WVBAC has awarded a $10,000 technical-assistance grant to Fairmont to help tackle the BAD buildings problem.

Find the full story in Saturday's Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

 

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