Newark looks for new Chrysler plant use

June 12, 2008 6:42:18 PM PDT
Newark has assembled a team to develop the future uses for the Chrysler property, which will vacated when the carmaker closes the plant late next year. The first members of the City of Newark Chrysler Redevelopment Liaison Team are City Councilman Paul Pomeroy, Mayor Vance Funk and Interim City Manager Roy Lopata.

Officials hope to designate the property off Delaware 89 near Interstate 95 the "Chrysler Opportunity Site" and use that term in its updated comprehensive plan. The designation would permit industrial use, but could also allow new development.

Part of the team's job will be to determine possible uses for the site, Pomeroy said.