The state requires the city to own the property at
The cost of the environmental cleanup is
The work will start in November and is scheduled to finish in April.
Cleanup includes removal of asbestos containing materials, checking the property for lead-based paint, soil remediation and underground storage tank removal and demolition of remaining buildings on site, Kingsley said.
The site requires remedial excavation of approximately 1,188 cubic yards of impacted soil. A 10,000 gallon underground storage tank that remains on the property will also be excavated, cleaned and removed, Kingsley said.
Seven structures will be demolished including rubble from two existing buildings, he said.
The state has committed the money for the environmental cleanup, but no funds have been released. The program reimburses expenses that have been incurred, KIngsley said.
He said the developers will put up the money and be reimbursed. The developers are also paying for the cost of the temporary property transfer, which includes paying for insurance and hiring a third-party to oversee the work.
The proposed mixed-use development would transform the long-vacant and blighted
The first phase of "The Mill at
The first phase will also include a 2,500-square-foot clubhouse that will house support services provided by the
The project was awarded
Schwager has said the
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