This is a drone video showing an aerial view of the Westinghouse property in Downtown Mansfield. Video by Bryan Phillips
The Richland County Land Bank on Wednesday approved a contract that could lead to the donation of a former Westinghouse property, perhaps setting the stage for the renovation or demolition of a 30-year eyesore.
MANSFIELD — Westinghouse was once a hallmark of prosperity and prominence in Mansfield. But since the manufacturing giant closed in 1990, the factory has sat empty -- a testament to what was but never what could be.
It may never be as large as it once was, but wouldn’t it be cool if that old factory site could again make a contribution to the city that counted on it and loved it so much?
For the first time in a long time, Mansfield’s Westinghouse site has a future, if we allow ourselves to imagine it.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on Richland Source in 2018.
It's the beginning of a public/private effort that could result in the cleanup of the Westinghouse property, or the demolition of a community eyesore.