POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant BAD (Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated) Buildings Team will be conducting windshield surveys across Point Pleasant throughout June and July.
The team, made up of local citizen volunteers, is looking to identify buildings in town that are potentially abandoned, dilapidated or vacant. The goal of the team is to find these buildings, contact property owners and work with them to restore the buildings and property to productive uses, such as new residential, business, and community green spaces.
“Our team members are a diverse group of men and women who are giving of their time and working diligently to see that our historic city is clean and appealing,” Mayor Brian Billings said. “We all understand that this will take time, but our goal is to help turn these negative properties into a positive.”
The Point Pleasant BAD Buildings Program is provided by the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center with funding from the Claude Benedum Foundation. The program is designed to help communities identify and prioritize abandoned/dilapidated buildings and implement strategies to address these properties on a community-wide scale.
If you are interested in the BAD Buildings Team’s work or would like to join the team, contact Amber Tatterson, Point Pleasant City Clerk, at 304-430-3426 or Brian Billings, Point Pleasant mayor, at 304-675-5989.
About WVU’s Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center: The Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center, located at the WV Water Research Institute at the National Research Center for Coal & Energy, was created by the WV Legislature to empower communities to plan and implement brownfields redevelopment projects.