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Lockport IDA seeks shovel-ready status for industrial park

LOCKPORT – The Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency intends to earn a spot on the state list of shovel-ready properties for the new section of its industrial park.

The agency board voted Thursday to hire the Wendel engineering firm for $73,500 to perform the environmental and archeological investigations and fill out the reports and forms needed to convince prospective developers that the 91-acre parcel can be built upon right away.

“It’s a good marketing tool for us. A prospective client would definitely consider that,” IDA attorney Daniel E. Seaman said.

The IDA acquired the land from General Motors for $546,000 in an eminent domain proceeding. The parcel, adjoining the town’s existing industrial park, has been dubbed IDA Park South.