Nick Halter

CIVIC BEAT // Scherer Brothers site gets $1 million for cleanup

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Hennepin County awarded the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board a $1 million grant to clean up the Scherer Brothers Lumber Company site just north of Boom Island.

The Park Board bought the land in 2010 and has hopes of developing a park along the river and perhaps opening up the land to the east for private development.

But the Park Board first needs to demolish the buildings on the property and dig up about 2 feet worth of soil contaminated with petroleum and heavy metals.

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