Cleanup coming

The former entrance to the GDX employee parking lot and plant is now overgrown with vegetation and stands behind a locked gate. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Work on cleaning up the eyesore that was once the GDX Automotive plant at 1 General St. could begin sometime in 2019.

The city is currently in negotiations with a Louisville, Ky., developer – Luckett & Farley Development Services -- to clean up. Once done, the site could become home to a new housing addition. Mayor Scott Long, during budget hearings on Tuesday, Aug. 7, told the City Council that he increased funds in the city’s Rainy Day and CEDIT Brownfield funds for possible use at the site.

“There is a developer that I’ve been working with on the GenCorp site,” Long told the Council. “To start the brownfield process, and the development plan process, we need to put some monies aside. We’ve got a healthy balance in Rainy Day. We’ve got a healthy balance in CEDIT. Any more we can take from the Redevelopment Commission.”


Posted on 2018 Aug 14