Solaqua (Chatham, New York)
Chatham, New York
Solaqua sits along the Stonykill (creek) on the site of the former century-old Columbia Box Board paper mill — an innovative manufacturer of recycled papers as early as the 1950s — that ceased operations in 1995. A sprawling complex of buildings covering several acres, the development of Solaqua will continue the tradition of innovative usage of the site through rehabilitation and reuse as a green building, food and energy center powered by renewable energy technologies for the 21st century.
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Solaqua Power & Art is a project under development in Chatham, NY to rehabilitate the vacant Columbia Box Board Mill site for reuse as a center for green businesses and the arts, powered with renewable energy technologies.
The first phase incorporates rehabilitation of over 40,000 square feet to house a regional foods restaurant and brew pub, as well as a light manufacturing facility for green building trades and industrial arts.
Student Name and Class Year: Rachel Bowen, MS ’07; Amanda Schneck, MS ’07; Jonathan Sarno, MS ’06
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