The city of Mt. Pleasant was recently awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for $200,000 that will allow them to remove asbestos from nearly 21 building structures.
Most of the town center, which spans across 300 acres, has been closed since 2009 due to the asbestos contamination. City officials have stated that the asbestos removal will help to recreate the center and make a place that can generate jobs and taxes.
It is unknown what the center will be used for after the asbestos abatement occurs. The area also includes tunnels, a power plant and a road network. Residents are going to vote on what should be done with the area and when results come in, city council will vote.