August 9, 2023
Major changes are coming to the downtown area of Bluefield, West Virginia, thanks in part to Reclaim Co. Here’s a snippet from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph:
The project has been several years in the making, and is an initiative of the Bluefield Economic Development Authority (BEDA). The initial $452,292 award to BEDA for the project came from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield Cleanup program, which allowed for the start of environmental assessments for the existing structures within the 400 block area. All of the buildings scheduled for abatement and demolition are empty, according to BEDA Executive Director Jim Spencer.
The project was then advertised for bids. Spencer said Reclaim from Fairmont was the low bidder on the project with a total bid of $1.3 million for both the abatement and demolition of the abandoned structures.