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Big Plans for Former Bethlehem Steel Parcel Near Buffalo

Officials in Erie County believe the former home of Bethlehem Steel, south of Buffalo, will be attractive to manufacturers given its proximity to Lake Erie and various highways and rail lines.
July 30, 2017, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Erie County is taking the first step toward turning a significant portion of the long-abandoned Bethlehem Steel site from an industrial wasteland into an industrial park," reports David Robinson.

"With a deal in place for the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to acquire nearly 148 acres of land along Route 5 from Dona Street to the south and just beyond Ridge Road to the north, county officials said the acquisition will put a swath of prime industrial land in local hands, with an eye toward turning it into a site that can be quickly developed by manufacturers," adds Robinson.

The article has a lot more detail on the redevelopment plans for the former Bethlehem Steel, parcel—plans include moving a short stretch of rail line, an extension of Dona Street, a new bike path, and new light manufacturing and rail lines.

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Published on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in The Buffalo News
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