"We propose to cap with 12 inches of soil. There's one small area where we will take soil to the landfill."
Working with the city engineer, Hemme has been trying to find local sources for the fill soil.
"We have 200 to 300 cubic yards of dirt being excavated from the new bank built on Washington Street. We can also use some of the compost the city's been making for several years. We're looking for a total of 1,400 cubic yards, which would cover 3/4 of an acre."
McClanahan Construction, the park's contractor, is expected to bid on the remaining work -- including a gravel walking track around the edge of the park -- at CURA's next meeting, Edwards said.
Preliminary cost estimates to the extra work ran about $120,000, he said.
Edwards also gave updates on several CURA-owned properties during a closed executive session. Among those:
* The tenant who operated the former Sunoco station at the corner of Washington Street West and Greendale Drive has torn down the building and completed environmental remediation of the site, making it ready for redevelopment, he said.
* A developer has offered to buy and renovate the old Chamberlain Court rowhouses in the East End near the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center.
"We had advertised that six to eight weeks ago because there were three parties interested in it," Edwards said. "I'll let them know [the offer] has been accepted and we need to put together a development proposal. They want to put it back the way it was, six individual units."
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