Business Journal: Davis Target May Be Delayed
The construction timeline for a new Target store in Davis could be delayed. The retailer is working with the Environmental Protection Agency over water contamination concerns.
Friday, March 7, 2008
The planned location on Second Street is right next to an eight-acre Superfund site. Surrounding the Superfund are dozens of ground-water monitoring wells, including at least eight on the Target land. Before Target can start construction, an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the retailer must be approved. Under the proposed agreement, Target would pay to move the eight wells and pay the EPA’s oversight costs to ensure the work is done properly. The agency is seeking public comment on the agreement through March 17. The U.S. Department of Justice would also have to sign off on the agreement. The EPA won’t offer any promises about when construction can begin. But Target hopes the Davis store would open by 2009.