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Avon Lake considers plan to redevelop power plant into green space

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-20 11:19:03-04

AVON LAKE, Ohio — Avon Lake city officials held a public meeting Tuesday evening to discuss plans to redevelop the iconic lakefront power plant into a green space for the community to enjoy.

The Avon Lake Environmental Redevelopment Group said it is working with the city and with international firms to present its vision for the site. It's hoping to transform the area into a large lakefront green space for the public to enjoy.

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"This is an exciting opportunity for our city. The power plant was built almost 100 years ago and made a dramatic impact on the village of Avon and the lake at that time," said Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka.

Residents at the meeting said the most important thing is to keep the history of the plant alive since its been a fixture there for decades. The plant itself has become a landmark around the area and is iconic, according to residents.

The plant, which sits on 40 acres, has been closed since April.

Last June, the company that owned the plant announced plans to close the facility and demolish it. You can watch more about the closure in the player below:

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