Courier News, Sunday, July 10, 2005
Plainfield eyes deal for armory
PLAINFIELD -- A task force has begun meeting to consider the possible acquisition of the Plainfield Armory by the city.
Mayor Albert T. McWilliams announced the establishment of the group earlier this week, and the task force met for the first time Wednesday night, he said.
The nine-member panel, chaired by resident Michael Pyne, an AT&T executive who has been active in several other city groups, will consider possible uses for the property and the feasibility of acquiring the armory, from finances to development.
A public hearing may be scheduled to gather community input.
The state announced in late June that it had declared the armory, at the corner of Leland Avenue and East Seventh Street, a surplus property and would sell it at auction with a starting bid of $1 million.
-- Chad Weihrauch