The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Local News

March 2, 2012

Redevelopment continues at former Alcoa site

Friday, March 2, 2012 — Industrial transformation continues in the Badin Business Park where the reuse of heavy industrial property and infrastructure is breathing new life into a stalwart site.

Monica Brower, ALCOA’s senior Brownfield redevelopment manager, recently updated Badin Town Council on redevelopment activities happening in the Badin Business Park, ALCOA’s former aluminum smelter.

Brower outlined ongoing measures ALCOA is taking to prepare a section of its industrial site for Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to move its operations into, which is expected this spring.

Also continuing at the site is the demolition of the buildings on the north end of the site, which will provide land ready for a new company to construct a facility on.

PowerPoint images of the projects’ progress allowed meeting attendees to view the work from its opening days.

“Tremendous progress has been made in readying the site for new industry and jobs, whether a company is interested in constructing a new building or moving into an existing one,” Brower said.

Brower was joined by Derek Williams of Site Solutions, Inc., a consultant working with ALCOA who presented the revised Badin Waterfront Park design plans, another community enhancement project Brower is overseeing in partnership with the Town of Badin.

Williams shared a mission statement for the proposed park he and his staff developed after a wealth of public input gathered at a publicized input meeting in late November.

Council members, town staff and other meeting attendees provided Will-iams with additional feedback on the proposed ideas.

Site Solutions has experience with municipal parks and civic space planning. The group has worked with water feature parks and is familiar with Stanly County. Albemarle’s City Lake Park was a Site Solutions designed project.

In other matters, the Council:

Adopted the 2012 Fire Code presented by Stanly County Fire Marshal Michael Roark. Adoption of the code authorizes Roark to enforce the code in Badin.

Approved amendments to Town of Badin Ordinance 03-1 regulating obstructions in public right-of-way.

Reviewed a preliminary draft ordinance regulating the use of non-motorized vehicles and skateboards in the town’s business districts

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