2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 19:23:29 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] RiverPark Place, Louisville, Kentucky
RiverPark Place plans altered

By Sheldon S. Shafer
Louisville Courier-Journal (KY)
January 5, 2008

The partners in the massive RiverPark Place condominium and marina 
development across from Towhead Island have done little work since 
November and have greatly reduced the scope of the project's planned 
first phase.

It may take a decade or more, but "the project will get built as 
designed, absolutely," said Steve Poe, the lead partner in the venture.


Poe said the partners originally planned to take dirt excavated from the 
river bottom to use for landscaping and berms in the development. But he 
said the lenders balked, fearing that some of the river soil might later 
be found to be contaminated — potentially hurting the sale of the condos.

No soil contamination was ever confirmed. But Poe said that, just to be 
safe, the partners recently decided to import dirt from off site to use 
as fill material in constructing the housing portion of RiverPark Place. 
No soil will be removed from the river bed.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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