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Cleaned up brownfields site to be converted into housing

August 24, 2019

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A chunk of once-contaminated land in Lynn that used to be the site of an abandoned gas station will soon be converted into housing.

The Daily Item reports that the Economic Development and Industrial Corp. of Lynn and the property’s owner will enter into an agreement with Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development to develop the property into a mix of affordable and market-rate townhouses.

James Cowdell, EDIC/Lynn’s executive director, says the land was severely contaminated and had to be cleaned to make it safe for homes. The $200,000 cleanup, which involved removing gas and oil tanks from the ground, was paid for with an Environmental Protection Agency grant.

A groundbreaking is planned for the spring, pending approval from the City Council, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Board.

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Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com

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