2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 12 Dec 2004 20:49:57 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Louisville Naval Ordnance Station
Technology Park evolves slowly 

Old Naval Ordnance Station labors to shed military trappings  

By Wayne Tompkins
Louisville Courier-Journal (KY)
December 12, 2004

The sign says it's a technology park, but once inside paint chips come
to mind before silicon chips. 

Since the Louisville/Jefferson County Redevelopment Authority took over
the Naval Ordnance Station in southern Louisville and renamed it
Technology Park of Greater Louisville, the project has been slow to
attract high-skill, high-pay and high-tech jobs. It's still a heavy
industrial facility that lists 10-ton cranes as one of its key assets. 


Traughber said whenever someone at the park wants to build a loading
dock, or even plant a tree, here's increased expense that occurs from
having to conform to state environmental procedures - after the state
has given permission to dig. 

"There are some areas on the site that they're just not going to let us
redevelop" given the extent of contamination, Traughber said. 

Progress has been made on the cleanup, but what hasn't been done "will
increase the cost out there," Traughber said. "To dig, you have to get
approvals, you have to do it certain ways. Any construction project you
take out there that breaks ground will be more costly."

For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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