Confused about what's going on with the Belharbour property?

Aug. 4, 2012 Join the crowd. Here’s our take: There is a proposal (already approved by Planning) coming before the city commission to change the zoning on this property from “residential use” (to which it was changed for the failed, elite, high-rise residential project known as “Belharbour”) back to “industrial use” to accommodate the property’s new owners: Savannah, GA-based Seagate Handling, Inc. If approved, Seagate has promised 16 new jobs to the area. _____________ What is the proximity of South Norfolk residents to this property? Click the map and see! _____________ What is “Seagate?” Seagate Handling, Inc.’s “About Us” web page lists three businesses on the right side: Dulany Industries, Seagate Handling, and Savannah Bulk Terminal. At the bottom of that page are links to Dulany, Southern States Chemical, Seagate Handling and Savannah Bulk Terminal’s web site pages. Reading further, the page says that Dulaney Industries is the parent company of Southern States Chemical, “the largest supplier of sulfuric acid on the east coast, our facilities are serving customers 24 hours a day.” With a Southern States Chemical plant in Savannah and Wilmington, NC, a container storage location in Chesapeake, VA would likely enhance their sulfuric acid distribution operations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess what Seagate Handling intends to store at the former-Belharbour property, at the foot South Norfolk’s newest and greatest claim to fame, her...

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