Tanner Street District Economic Development workshop slated for Nov. 29

Lowell’s Department of Planning and Development will hold an open community workshop on the Tanner Street District Economic Development Plan beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at the LRTA Building, 100 Hale St. Attendees will have a chance to review the draft plan for the district, which encompasses the once-contaminated former site of Silresim Chemical Corp. After on-site treatment of area ground water, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded the city a grant to explore uses for the district, which led to development of the Tanner Street Initiative. Results of a reuse and redevelopment study show the district has tremendous development potential as well as excellent highway access.