2016 PRI Workshops

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*** The 2016 series of PRI workshops are now complete. ***

The WV Community Development Hub, the WVU Land Use Clinic, and WVU BAD Buildings hosted 5 Property Rescue Initiative (PRI) workshops throughout the state to guide communities through the issue of abandoned/dilapidated buildings and to offer technical assistance to apply for the PRI loan. Subsequent workshops have been replaced with the BAD Buildings Summit.

Each full day workshop featured guest speakers, interactive sessions on stakeholder engagement and the BAD Buildings process, and a panel of experts who discussed creative ways to repay loans and reuse problem properties.

Ready to apply for PRI technical assistance? Download the application here.
Need more information about the PRI loan? Visit the Property Rescue Initiative landing page.
Click here for presentations from the workshops.

Workshops were held at the below locations:

  • February 5: Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs
  • February 19: Marshall University Visual Arts Center, Huntington
  • March 4 – new date: Williams Country Club, Weirton
  • March 18: Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, Beckley
  • April 1: Event Center at Brushy Fork, Buckhannon

Workshop agenda:

9:30 am-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:30 Overview of PRI and Technical Assistance
11:00-12:00 From Liability to Viability: A Legal Toolkit
12:00 pm-1:00 Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:15 Breakout Session 1: Energize Your Community & Build Your Team
1:00-2:15 Breakout Session 2: Property Reuse & Creative Repayment Strategies
2:30-3:30 Interactive Session: BAD Building Experience
3:30-4:00 Conclusion and Next Steps

Further questions about the workshops? Contact Nicole Marrocco at 681-404-6053 or n.marrocco@wvhub.org for support.