Real estate association to meet in Portland

Posted Nov. 09, 2012, at 12:47 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland, Maine

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PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Real Estate and Development Association will host a breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., to learn about the environmental challenges associated with historic redevelopment projects.

Maine’s State Historic Preservation Tax Credit has focused many development projects on the historic buildings in Maine, many of which were otherwise neglected, vacant and underutilized. However, these older buildings contain environmental challenges that need to be addressed as part of the redevelopment including contaminated soil, asbestos, lead paint and PCBs in building materials.

Learn more about how to identify these environmental challenges, how to obtain protections from environmental liabilities, and how to utilize the state and federal grant-loan programs available to address these liabilities. The seminar will rely on case examples from recent projects completed in Maine and provide discussions from a developer, engineer and regulator’s perspective.

The cost is $40 MEREDA members, $50 others. The cost increases by $10 after Friday, Nov. 30.

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