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ReVenture Park site taken off Superfund list

But development is 'many, many months away'

ReVenture Park, an “eco-industrial” project planned for the border of Mecklenburg and Gaston counties, is no longer a Superfund site, Forsite Development announced last week.

The 667-acre site is next to the Catawba River. The property once served as home to a textile-dye-manufacturing complex.

Charlotte-based Forsite said the Superfund-delisting announcement capped a three-year process involving the Environmental Protection Agency.

Now that the property has been delisted, Forsite President Tom McKittrick said he can pursue a brownfield agreement that would allow other businesses interested in locating in the park to do so without being held liable for previous contamination on the property.

The next step for the site will be demolition and infrastructure work, ReVenture spokeswoman Terri Bennett said. McKittrick has recruited some recycling companies to help with the demolition work, but more could be needed, Bennett said.

As for construction at the site, Bennett said, “I think any development at the site is many, many months away.”

“We will be, in the future, looking for developers,” she said, adding that information regarding that process could be released this week.

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