TARCOG’s Marley Hicks is featured conference speaker
TARCOG Community Development Specialist Marley Hicks joined Scottsboro Mayor Jim McCamy and Trey Noland, a project manager with PM Environmental to discuss the redevelopment strategies for the Willow Street Corridor in Scottsboro at the Southeast Brownfields Conference at the Pelham Civic Complex near Birmingham on Sept. 21.
Cleaning up contaminated areas, knowns as brownfields, to make room for new economic development opportunities has been a goal of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1995 when the agency started its Brownfields Program to make it easier and more financially possible to put these old sites back to use creating jobs.
For Scottsboro, the results are exciting. McCamy said an online community survey is currently underway through the city’s website for residents and community design workshops are planned as part of the community-driven redevelopment efforts for downtown and the Willow Creek Corridor.