Integral-Macauley + Schmit (IMS) underwent a national search for the development’s master planner. IMS selected Perkins Eastman, a New York-based, nationally renowned planning and architecture firm, to design the redevelopment. Planning is expected to take 2-3 months. Once finished, the plan will be submitted to Mayor/ Council for review.
IMS obtained their first permit to remove siding from the plant on October 2nd. This is needed to allow additional light for the salvage inventory.
IMS is expected to apply for the demolition permit in the next week. The demolition process is expected to take 8-10 months.
The demolition contractor is expected to harvest about 80,000 tons of scrap in all with an estimated 4-6,000 tons, consisting of copper.
The demo effort is expected to utilize up to 22 pieces of equipment.
There will be no implosions/explosions or wrecking balls. The contractors will largely use shears to eat away at the structure. Most salvageable material will be shipped out via freight.
Since this is such a large part of our historical fabric, I have ask the developer to preserve and document artifacts, photos, etc. for a museum and a sculpture fashioned from the scrap metal. IMS understands the importance and has committed to working with me on that.
Further updates and meetings soon!