2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 21:24:42 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Columbia Organic Chemical, Columbia, South Carolina
Plan may give land new life
Inspection to set stage for cleanup, development on Drake Street

The State (SC)
January 9, 2007

For 40 years, a chemical plant on Drake Street poisoned the ground.

For 20 years after that, the abandoned plant poisoned development plans 
for a parcel of land sitting next to it in the Brandon Acres/Cedar 
Terrace neighborhood.

Now Columbia officials plan to spend $80,000 of federal money to inspect 
the adjoining land and settle the nearly two-year dispute about whether 
the land can be developed.

Developer John Blackmon has spent two years trying to get City Council 
members to rezone the property, located at 1002 Drake St. — which is off 
of Garners Ferry Road near Interstate 77 — so he can put about 100 homes 
and town houses there.


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
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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