Paving the way for privatization - Page 3

City officials consider closing the municipal asphalt plant and backing a private replacement

Also, there are two concrete batching plants and a construction material recycling center in the vicinity.

"Co-locating businesses that share each other's products and reducing long-haul truck trips are the kernels of a broader idea for an ecoindustrial park that the port is developing in this area of the waterfront," Benson says.

If the asphalt plant project falls through, the port does have a backup plan: it is considering leasing the site to yet another concrete plant. Bids on both proposals are due in September, after which the Board of Supervisors will consider whether to close the city's plant.

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