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How’s this for a transformation?

A new neighborhood will be built on a Kodak site in Harrow, England. The development calls for an astounding 985 homes and 1,500 jobs. There will still be a Kodak factory on the property. The Harrow Observer reports:

Outline plans to build a mix of 985 homes along with industrial units, shops, community facilities and cafes during a decade-long project on the site in Harrow View have been submitted to Harrow Council by developers Land Securities.

…the south-eastern plot will boast a health centre, a community centre, a care home, offices, a parade of shops and a space for a supermarket along with student housing and some sort of leisure facility.

It is envisaged the iconic chimney of the Kodak factory and the turbine room from which it rises, will be kept and converted into a cafe.

Kodak built its first Harrow facilities in 1891.

Kodak and the City of Rochester envision a similar development – although maybe not as large – on Kodak property along Lake Ave. The city rezoned the land to open the the door to future building. So far – nothing has happened.

2 Responses to New Life for Kodak Site in UK

  1. January 3, 2012 at 10:31 am Reggie Henderson responds:

    Harrow, England is 12 miles from the very center of London. If Kodak had a factory 12 miles from Times Square (let’s say, Yonkers, NY), then any parcel of land they wanted to sell would go for a very high price and would be immediately developed. Develop-able land within 12 miles of one of the world’s major cities is very scarce and valuable. There’s a relative abundance of develop-able spaces in Rochester.

  2. Kodak is filing for chapter 11 so don’t count on them being around. They will probably get purchased by someone.

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