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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 14:11:01 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Former Kesler Mills site, Salisbury, North Carolina
'Too valuable to throw away’': Brownfields programs a way for former industrial sites to get new life

By Natalie Alms
Salisbury Post (NC)
December 29, 2019

SALISBURY - During a 2012 City Council meeting, the late William Peoples, a community activist, said those living around the former Kesler Mills site were “helpless.” On their own, they couldn’t clean up the huge piles of debris that contained asbestos at the old textile mill.

“It’s a travesty that they’ve had to endure this for so long,” said Peoples, who died in 2017.

That site at 423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. served as location for industry from 1895 to the early 2000s. Kesler Manufacturing, Fieldcrest Cannon Plant No. 7, Pillowtex and others all occupied the site for a time. The last structures were demolished in 2009 and since then, the land has sat vacant.


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Lenny Siegel
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