The #16 Elm St. commercial/industrial site being located in a “Hollow” with full south sun exposure is an ideal setting for a solar farm. The future is that we must have alternative clean energy sources if our planet and way of life are to survive. No noise, smells or other pollution.
Probably #16 Elm St. has undetected toxic materials hidden below. To disturb them is opening up a “can or worms” ($$$).
Steam engines were repaired/serviced and freight and passenger cars were restored and painted.
The technology to remediate such sites is still evolving and being developed. The less disturbance at this time the better until more effective and efficient methods evolve.
A solar farm would offer the least of this “disturbance” over a long term and would surely generate financial return for all of us and help eliminate the need for projects like the fract gas generating plant which is currently under construction a few miles from here in New Hampton and due to come on line soon.
Wouldn’t it be better to have our solar farm “Hidden” on Elm St. than to spoil our views by building it out on West St. by “Pulpit Rocks?”
There needs to be a “Best Use” solution acceptable to all of us.