2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 22:23:01 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Marhoefer Meat Packing Co., Muncie, Indiana
BLIGHT WATCH: Ex-Marhoefer eyesore still ‘just sitting there’

Muncie Star Press (IN)
October 12, 2008

MUNCIE - The owner of the 24-acre site known as the former Marhoefer Meat Packing Co., which went bankrupt in the late 1970s, has denied the city access to the site to conduct an environmental assessment and sample for contaminants.

"He drove to Muncie to meet with us and was very nice but said he was not interested," said Gretchen Cheesman, director of the city's unsafe building hearing authority, referring to Manuel Romo, an Indianapolis scrap dealer.

"It's blighted," Cheesman said. "It's not mowed. Parts of it are secure and parts aren't. It's vacant. Just being vacant alone is a nuisance. We probably need to do a coordinated, inter-departmental code enforcement effort because it's vacant and the buildings are not up to code and there’s junk out there."


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