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Former Kohl's Site a Community Center?

Cudahy, Development, Lara Fritts, Wal-Mart

I have been hearing from many people that the property owner might want to donate or sell the land for a dollar to the City of Cudahy with the premise the city would cleanup the asbestos and remove the oil/gas tank that is still under ground and turn the building into a Community Center.

 

I think this is a great idea!  While I don’t like spending tax money on the cleanup, it would be money spent on the citizens of Cudahy in the end and not to make it easier for some private company to feel better to move it.

 

It has been talked about asking the Kohl’s foundation (Herb Kohl) about donating money for the cleanup.

 

If Wal-Mart was building in Cudahy, we could have asked them for money for it!

 

It has also been talked about asking for building contractors, electricians and plumbers in Cudahy or the surrounding areas to donate their time and materials to fix up the building.

 

We might even ask St. Francis if they want to participate given the proximity of the building to St. Francis and have the building a Community Center for Cudahy and St. Francis.

 

From Kevin Fech’s blog titled “Kohl's Site” comes these comments from Cudahy’s Economic Development Director Lara Fritts.

 

 

Kevin - The City and/or CDA has no plan to acquiring the Kohl's food site.  As for the contamination, yes, there is a possible underground storage tank according to a remediation report of many years ago.  The City in conjunction with the current owners have applied and will continue to apply for grants from the DNR to remove the tanks.  The estimate for removal and clean up of the tank (if it is in fact still there) is approximately $30,000 to $35,000.  I hope this helps to clarify - please do not hesitate to contact me directly with any questions.  Lara

 

Per Lara, the cost is around $2.2 million for the entire clean up

 

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