|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:46:08 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Sunflower Redevelopment (KS) to suspend operations|
Vision of new community at old Sunflower plant suddenly imperiled By MIKE HENDRICKS The Kansas City Star March 14, 2011Johnson County’s contribution to the 21st century was to be a spanking-new community in a park.
Perhaps over all these years you’d forgotten about grand plans to rehab the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant on the outskirts of De Soto.
Once a massive cleanup was completed, it was envisioned as a place where 25,000 people would “live, work and play in a unique community” surrounded by 2,000-plus acres of parkland.
Then suddenly last week, that dream was put on hold indefinitely. Members of the project’s citizens advisory board were stunned to learn that the six-year-old environmental cleanup project was being curtailed because of huge cost overruns.
With the U.S. Army balking at committing $100 million more - on top of $109 million already allocated to meet the demands of state and federal regulators - Sunflower Redevelopment LLC quietly announced that it will suspend all operations by this summer.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/14/2726135/vision-of-new-community- at-old.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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