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Funding approved to move construction forward at Spaulding Site


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oneilj - Posted on 12 July 2011

The proposed Spaulding Business Park is closer to becoming a reality. Erie County Legislator Kevin R. Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, announced that funding to build an access road was approved at the Legislature’s June 30, 2011. The $1.12 million bond is an important step to rehabilitating the former Spaulding Fibre brownfield.


“Last year I joined local officials to announce that the site had been thoroughly cleaned and was ready for development. Now I am pleased to announce that we have taken another important step forward and should see progress at the site soon,” Legislator Hardwick said. “This site was an eyesore for many years but thanks to the efforts of the community and officials, we are on the verge of developing a wonderful, new business center.”                                                                                                                                   

The County and City of Tonawanda will enter into an inter-municipal agreement to provide for cooperative governmental action and financing to ensure the acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of a road to provide access to such site and facilitate industrial development.


“The Spaulding Fibre project is a great example how all levels of government can work together for a common goal.  That goal was to demolish 860,000 square feet of abandoned industrial property and remediate 46 acres of land into property that could be developed into a site creating new jobs and placed back on the tax rolls,” City of Tonawanda Mayor Ronald Pilozzi said. “Once again Erie County has played a major role in this effort. As we address the final chapter of this project, Erie County has committed $1.2 million towards construction of a road and infrastructure.  This will enhance our ability to market this site and we thank County Executive Chris Collins and Legislator Kevin Hardwick for their support and dedication to this project.”


Work is expected to begin in the fall of 2011.


Legislator Hardwick represents the 10th District of the Erie County Legislature. For additional information or to contact Legislator Hardwick, please call (716) 873-3438, email kevin.hardwick@erie.gov or visit www2.erie.gov/hardwick.