Last year, the former dry cleaners at the southwest corner of 49th and College was demolished. Dry cleaners are notorious in their potential to be future brownfields, and that is certainly the case with the former one-story structure that used to be there:
Unfortunately, that brownfield can extend past the source of the pollution. The duplex to the south is now less safe to occupy with residents. A development group has bought the 2 properties in question, with the intent to clean up the contaminated soil, and to build a new structure. This structure will house a potential restaurant, with an upstairs office:
The initial rendering of the project called for a curb cut along College Avenue, but the neighborhood has let the developers know that the parking lot should instead be located at the rear of the property. The end result is a better project overall, and they were actually able to increase their off-street parking spots from 7 to 9. The Meridian Kessler Land Use Committee meets on Monday, November 6th at 6 pm to discuss this project.