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home : news : north central illinois   May 24, 2016

1/8/2014 5:03:00 AM
City seeks ideas for old Peltier Glass factory site


The Peltier Glass Co., known as “the marble factory” to many in the area, was the subject of the first of several murals to adorn walls throughout the city of Ottawa, creating an “outdoor museum.” Years after the mural was painted on a wall of a different building downtown, the plant closed in 2010 after 124 years in business. The city is seeking input on what to do with the former art glass factory on DeLeon Street. Brush with History project photos
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The Peltier Glass Co., known as “the marble factory” to many in the area, was the subject of the first of several murals to adorn walls throughout the city of Ottawa, creating an “outdoor museum.” Years after the mural was painted on a wall of a different building downtown, the plant closed in 2010 after 124 years in business. The city is seeking input on what to do with the former art glass factory on DeLeon Street.

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By Jeremy Aitken
For the NewsTribune

OTTAWA — City officials in Ottawa want residents’ opinions on what to do with a closed marble factory.

The city is hosting a planning session Feb. 3 at city hall to talk about how to redevelop the old Peltier Glass property on DeLeon Street. The marble-making plant closed in 2010 after nearly 100 years of business.

What’s making redevelopment difficult is contamination on the site and the fact that it’s zoned residential. City Engineer Dave Noble hopes next month’s meeting can help come up with an “end use” for the property so the city can speed along cleanup details with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Jeremy Aitken is a reporter for FM-103.9 and AM-1220 WLPO.












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