2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:44:20 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Unfinished Capitol View Commerce Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Cameron St. eyesore
If center goes unfinished, then everyone loses

Harrisburg Patriot-News (PA)
October 19, 2008

It takes some doing to turn an otherwise conventional "brownfield" into a huge multimillion-dollar eyesore, but they managed to do it at the former Harrisburg Steel Corp. site at Cameron and Herr streets.

For years this long-vacant blighted site in the middle of Harrisburg stood waiting for someone to come along and build something to take advantage of its central location and proximity to the state Capitol and two interstate highways. That something was supposed to be the Capitol View Commerce Center, undertaken by developer David R. Dodd II, with financial support from private lenders, and the city, county, state and federal governments.


For the entire editorial, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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