Wurlitzer site to be marketed for development

news_business_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – The city of Corinth is accepting competitive bids for demolition of the former Wurlitzer manufacturing building and clearing of the site so it can be marketed for economic development.

Community Planning and Development Director Dave Huwe told the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday that a public notice has been published and bids will be opened at 10 a.m. April 16.

City officials have been trying to get the site at 2201 S. Fulton Drive, in the South Corinth Industrial Park, ready to be repurposed for about two years. In late 2011 and early 2012, the city helped a tenant who had been leasing a portion of the building to relocate to another facility in the city.

Last summer, EnviroRem of Memphis was hired to remove all asbestos-containing materials as the next step in preparing the site. The winning bidder of the demolition contract also must adhere to the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan developed for the site.

The city hopes to see savings on the project through recycling of brick and concrete blocks, concrete pads and slabs, asphalt and any other recyclable materials.

Contractors wishing to bid on the project may pick up bid packets at City Hall or contact City Clerk Vickie Roach to receive the information by email.

For anyone with questions not answered adequately in the bid documents, Huwe will have a orientation meeting at the site at 10 a.m. on April 7.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com