ExxonMobil and Enso Properties were recognized Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their diligent work in aiding the reuse of the Sharon Steel/Fairmont Coke Works site.
The redeveloped site is now the new home for the West Virginia State Trooper 1 Headquarters.
“City council can do things and some things they can do and some things they can’t do, but what we can do is clean up the town. We are starting to do that now with a very aggressive demolition project to get rid of bad buildings and bad houses.” said Mayor Tom Mainella.
Mayor Mainella and the city of Fairmont also received a $200,000 Brownfields Grant to continue the conduct of site assessments and redevelopment to properties like Sharon Steel.
Assessments will focus on the Riverfront, Downtown and University Districts.
Funds will also support community outreach.