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Community Gathering to Hear About Plan for Old Asbestos Mill

by | Dec 10, 2019 | News

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Discussions about the proposed project were held at the Ada Jenkins Center.

 

Representatives of seven state and local entities held a crowded public meeting Monday evening to explain their plans of redeveloping warehouses on Eden and Depot Streets in Davidson for commercial purposes.

Local citizen, Dora Dubose, speaks to the group

Carolyn Minnich

The developer, 301 Depot Holdings, is considering renovating the warehouses for offices, shops, a restaurant or brewery or other commercial purposes. Several developers have proposed projects on the site through the years, but none has succeeded because of complications with asbestos contamination. From the 1930’s through the 1960s, asbestos products were manufactured there, and waste asbestos was dumped there. Most of the public meeting was conducted by Carolyn Minnich, project manager of the state’s brownfield program, who explained past and future efforts to remediate the asbestos so that the pending sale of the site can be conducted safely.

Bill Giduz

Bill Giduz was the son who followed his father’s footsteps into journalism. He has been involved his entire life with news and photography in schools he attended and jobs he’s held. He believes now that he’s got a few good years left to devote to The News of Davidson.

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