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Preparation work slows Alco project

The Alco site off Erie Boulevard is shown in June.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
The Alco site off Erie Boulevard is shown in June.
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Those who take Erie Boulevard into Glenville have probably noticed the overgrown mounds of dirt piled high where the Alco locomotive factory complex once stood. Crews were expected to spread out that nearly 200,000 tons of fill above the floodplain and build a hotel and apartment complex there earlier this year, but officials confirmed Tuesday it would likely be early 2014 before any ground is broken. The reason: Cleaning up and redeveloping a site that ...

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