OmniSource Option Expires

According to Ben Lanka at the Journal Gazette, the City’s option to purchase the OmniSource property has expired and won’t be renewed.

[…] While the option and the money the city spent are both gone, Urbahns said it wasn’t a waste. Having a purchase option provided the city access to the site and an ability to study its environmental condition. The environmental studies are complete, and Urbahns said nothing surprising was found, but the city has refused to release the reports.

Mayor Tom Henry said both sides moved as quickly as they could to reach a deal, but things happened during negotiations that caused delays – one being the transition from former Mayor Graham Richard to Henry. […]

Dave MacDonald (the North Fort Wayne River Development Blog) asks why we taxpayers still have not been given access to the environmental testing results from the site.

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