Thursday, February 28, 2008

Henry Hears North River Interest

Mayor has heard 3 proposals for North River area
The project was one of several Henry focused on in his State of City address
"Mayor Tom Henry has heard at least three proposals from private developers interested in the 29 acres of land north of the St. Marys River should the city decide to exercise its option to buy the property from OmniSource.

Henry said one plan centers on a mixed-use building with retail on the first floor and condominiums above; another involves “sports and recreation,” and though Henry said he did not know specifics of a third plan, he said it represented a multimillion-dollar proposal he first learned of Tuesday morning. At least two of the three proposals come from local developers.

The North River project, as it is commonly known, was one of a number of talking points in Henry’s first State of the City speech Wednesday afternoon to a packed room in the Grand Wayne Convention Center."

Now, about those environmental studies...