AVON – CM&M, the concrete facility that originally planned to set up shop in East Avon, has now switched gears and is looking at the plot of land formerly used by Kemp’s Bus Sales on Lakeville Road near the railroad tracks as a potential site.
The lot, south of 390, has many features which the Avon Planning Board understands are attractive to CM&M, but the Avon Town Board says that outstanding invoices for attorney and engineering fees need to be squared away.
“They’re looking at the old Kemp’s Bus garage, the remaining lot,” said Dave Sharman, member of the Avon Planning Board. “There’s a significant amount of land. Different things make it attractive, being able to build instead of having to redo a building, and it’s near the railroad, they could build a spur there.”
The investor backed out of the project, forcing Michael Valle, who proposed the project, to relocate.
At Town Board and Zoning Board meetings and hearings on the original project, many concerned local residents voiced concerns over effects to Avon’s roads as high tonnages of material are moved to and from town.
Valle said that the facility could bring 100 new jobs to Avon. The original location was enthusiastically approved by the Town Board and Zoning Board.