MOUNT VERNON — Work has begun at the American National Can property, clearing it of its accumulated growth and trash. In about three weeks a visitor — or potential buyer — will be able to see the scope of the property.
Area Development Foundation Director Jeffry Harris told a small gathering at the edge of the property that United Aggregates has been hired by the Land Bank to clear the property and, when it is done, will clear the one-acre site at the corner of Marion and Madison streets to put in a neighborhood park.
Harris explained that the park, situated where the ANC property and the tip of the 47-acre Siemens property lie next to each other, will remain part of the potential development area. If a buyer should need the park area as well, the city and Land Bank will work to find another site in the neighborhood for the park.
“That isn’t likely, but we want to have the option available,” he said.