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Old 10-15-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:03 AM
 
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About time. Tear that thing down and develop the waterfront.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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YES! Can anyone share details to those of us who aren't subs to the DP?
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:38 AM
 
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They will still be providing steam to the university until 2027.

They will be laying off most workers. I get that people don't want it home, but these jobs are hard to replace. Not going to replace it with any of the new retail jobs.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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About time. Tear that thing down and develop the waterfront.
Unfortunately this jobs will be replaced with more sub 30k/yr retail jobs.

I really feel like waterfront development within city limits is not a great idea with the current transient issue. The only thing that new waterfront park will be used for will be a nicer place for people to do their drugs.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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It is clear the plant will continue to operate until 2027 at least. Essentially, they are taking it off the grid because the small capacity makes less profitable for operations. In some ways this is a shame because it operates with very little pollution, but I agree that at some point it should be eliminated in order to develop the riverfront. Apparently they will use what for now is cheaper methane gas to produce the steam going forward.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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Unfortunately this jobs will be replaced with more sub 30k/yr retail jobs.

I really feel like waterfront development within city limits is not a great idea with the current transient issue. The only thing that new waterfront park will be used for will be a nicer place for people to do their drugs.
I agree that the loss of jobs will be harmful, but Longview will be embarking on a massive expansion project, so perhaps those folks can find work there?
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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About time. Tear that thing down and develop the waterfront.
Exactly this!
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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I dont like the loss of jobs but the reduction in truck traffic down Brockway and through downtown will be a welcomed benefit.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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I agree that the loss of jobs will be harmful, but Longview will be embarking on a massive expansion project, so perhaps those folks can find work there?

I hope so. Might be too big of a gap though to be honest. Layoffs will more than likely be done by April.
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