We haven't heard anything recently about the land transfer that was a condition for Hudson's LWRP (Local Waterfront Revitalization Program) getting approval from the Department of State--not since The Valley Alliance revealed, more than a year ago, that the City of Hudson actually owned a big chunk of the land it was trying to get from Holcim. A few months before that, when the negotiations for those acres were going strong, an email surfaced, FOILed by The Valley Alliance, from then city attorney Cheryl Roberts to Holcim attorney Donald Stever, in which Roberts made explicit reference to Holcim's sale of its Hudson property to "a private entity."
Three months ago, on April 7, 2014, Holcim and Lafarge made public their plans to merge. Facing antitrust hurdles, Holcim and Lafarge set up a "divestment committee," and this morning, they published the list of holdings they intend to sell.
Nothing in the United States is on the list, but interestingly all of Holcim's assets in Canada are. This would include the Mississauga plant near Toronto, which, back in the days of the proposed "Greenport Project," was regularly touted by SLC spinmeisters as a prime example of a cement plant peacefully coexisting with residential development and other nonindustrial land uses.
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