What Scalera didn't mention was his scheme to get Jim Bent, who in 2009 had demolished two of the three Hudson River Knitting Mill buildings on North Front Street for the salvage rights, to do the same for Foster's Refrigeration. Bent started the project in 2010 but abandoned it soon after he'd started, presumably because the site was too contaminated.
So it seems that the Foster's Refrigeration site may finally be cleaned up, but for what purpose?
Back in April 2012, Mayor Hallenbeck suggested the site as a location for a dog park, but by November of that year, Bill Roehr, of TGW Consultants, had his eye on it for other purposes. Gossips reported him saying at that time, "The thing we'd really like is to work with the Columbia Land Conservancy on this to take the site, which is pretty ugly and is a blighting influence, and do enough to provide for an environmental remedy [on order to turn the site into a parking area and entrance way to the hiking trails that are part of CLC's Concept Master Plan for North Bay]." It would seem that the site is large enough to accommodate both parked cars and romping dogs, but, of course, Tiffany Garriga maintains that her constituents don't want a dog park anywhere in the Second Ward.
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