9) There is a very strong possibility the property where the city wants to build this stadium is highly polluted. It would make sense to require the land owner to provide testing to show how much pollution is present and what the cleanup will cost.
I don't know which specific properties on the river are being proposed for the stadium, I did check the NCDENR project list for Brownfields projectshttp://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/bf-finalized-projects , on which you will see
One Old Project:
09040-05-65 Wilmington Convention Center 515 NUTT ST WILMINGTON New Hanover
One NEW Project:
10040-06-65 Almont Shipping - New Between Cowan and Hanover Streets WILMINGTON New Hanover
Cowan Street was mentioned here:
"The city recently started looking into buying the roughly 8-acre Sawmill Point Marina property, which is at the corner of Cowan Street and the Isabel Holmes Bridge. An attorney with the Raleigh firm Parker Poe sent Deputy City Manager Tony Caudle a draft agreement indicating the city would pay $4.5 million for the Sawmill Point property." http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/21085/city-exploring-second-po...
I would expect Wilmington to do a thorough inspection (including testing for contamination on the property) as part of its due diligence, however this was not done when NHCS purchased the property in Castle Hayne for the new Elementary and Middle School. The property they bought was originally part of the Reasor SuperFund Site and the soil and water tests for contaminants of concern were not done prior to purchase. Further, the new well for the school was disabled after the schools were build, water testing of the well could not be conducted and the schools hooked up county water.
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