Chalk Line Mill, Anniston, AL

Renaissance in the historic downtown core

Revitalization to a post-industrial site brings new promise to downtown

The Chalk Line Mill property was the site of a textile mill which operated from 1887 until 1994. Demolition activities in 2004 removed most of the structures on-site, but also left large, unsightly piles of debris scattered across this 14-acre property. The City of Anniston later acquired the property and conducted environmental site assessments which identified the presence of arsenic contaminated soil, asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The City applied for and received a $200,000 Brownfields cleanup grant in 2007 to address contamination on the property and the Appalachian Regional Commission provided an additional $150,000 in funding.

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