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Former factory site may be used for housing.

The Nashua Planning Board has been asked to approve a proposal to construct three multifamily housing buildings at 22 Marshall St., the former site of the Beebe Rubber Co.

A report prepared by deputy planning manager Matt Taylor says the plan calls for the construction of two, four-story buildings, each with 40 housing units, and a third four-story structure with 32 units.

The 3.6-acre site was used for the manufacture of rubber products from the 1930s to 2001, when the factory was torn down. There is soil and groundwater contamination on the site, Taylor said.

The primary contaminant is trichloroethylene, a solvent used for metal cleaning, among other things. A cleanup plan for the site was partially approved by the state Department of Environmental Services in 2006 and cleanup work is continuing on the site, officials said.

The soil on the site must meet DES residential standards and slabs the apartments will be built on must be specially designed to prevent vapor intrusion, Taylor said.

The development plan was submitted by 22 Marshall St. LLC, whose principals include Vincent Iacozzi, of Manchester, officials said.

Hollis developer Mark Maynard also has a stake in the proposal, according to Gerald Prunier, a lawyer for Iacozzi's company.

Various housing and commercial projects have been proposed since 2002 for the site but none has gone anywhere.

The developers have applied for financing from the New Hampshire Housing Financing Authority, Taylor said.

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Title Annotation:GOING GREEN; Nashua Planning Board
Publication:New Hampshire Business Review
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 11, 2009
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