1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Tony Chenhansa <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 16:21:22 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] New mall on an old city dump article

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New mall opens on top of old city dump, pleasing developers,

By Amy Westfeldt, Associated Press, 10/21/99 17:39 

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) It sits a few miles behind the airport, surrounded by
cargo containers and shipping cranes and covering a giant garbage dump. 

Not the first place one would think to find Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman
Marcus and Cinnabon. 

But the $360 million Jersey Gardens outlet shopping mall, which opened here
Thursday, is being touted by both politicians and environmentalists for its
location. Depressed, urban centers like Elizabeth are best served by
developing over contaminated land, they say, while the development is
preferable to projects that could hurt pristine land or contribute to
suburban sprawl. 

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