Public to provide input into former Esco site

Greenville – Public input from Greenville residents could be sought as early as this month to help determine the future of the former Esco site in the Ardis Heights area.

Hunt County Commissioners this week were informed by Assistant City Manager John Adel that the Environmental Protection Agency plans to present two options for the site: Keep the area zoned for industrial and commercial use or re-zone for residential use or park construction.

At issue was the cost of each project, with the residential zone believed to be more expensive. The Greenville City Council could place a public comment item on an upcoming agenda.

The former Esco plant, which last manufactured electrical transformers in 1970, is on the EPA's Superfund list.