Avon Lake) - A huge power generating plant that has been a part of Avon Lake for 100 years, will soon no longer be there.
In a statement, Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka acknowledged that the plant's current owner, GenOn Holdings, will close the plant later this year, and transfer the property to another owner. Zllka says the coal-fired plant is outdated, generating power fewer than 50 days per year.
Plans are for the 40 acres to be redeveloped, including public access and recreational use. First, though, the site will have to be cleaned up as a brownfield, a process that may take a few years.
The plant still has about 55 employees. Zilka says the city will work with Ohio Means Jobs to find new employment for these people.
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