Affordable housing is often relegated to marginal development sites, frequently with environmental issues, adding to the cost and time associated with development. Indeed, the developer and the future residents of these projects will ultimately pay for remediation, which is no way of incentivizing much-needed development.
From the piece:
“During a Feb. 7 Citizen Advisory Committee South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) meeting, City Architect Raul Quintana informed the committee members the soil contamination was discovered through sampling, and they are now working with the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) on the removal process. Soil contamination is commonly found at industrial sites.
A dry-cleaning business and metalworks building once operated at the location.”
A link to the piece is found here