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December 7, 2012

Leaders tout Spaulding Fiber's 'bright future'



The huge property once home to some 860,000 square feet of factory buildings before the plant shuttered in 1992, is expected to be divided into roughly two to five-acre plots and offered to businesses both locally and nationally.

City of Tonawanda Mayor Ron Pilozzi, who took over in 2006 in time to see the project through its earliest days, admitted there was a time he wasn’t so sure the plot would ever be ready for development.

He said on Thursday he’s optimistic about the odds of adding new businesses — and vital tax revenue — to the small city of only a few square miles.

”It’s very promising — obviously we want to do something as quickly as possible to get this back on the tax rolls.”

While those negotiations continue, however, Pilozzi said he didn’t want to discuss any specifics.

Promotion of the site is now being handled by the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, as a real estate agent for the project is sought.




Contact city editor Neale Gulley at 693-1000, ext. 4114

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