This plot of land in West Peabody could become any number of things in the future.
The Russell Street quarry owned and operated by Aggregate Industries sits on more than 50 acres of land surrounded by homes, wildlife, wetlands and the city's bike path. The giant hole in the ground, notwithstanding, there's a lot of potential for the future of the site.
The former quarry owners and the city, and then Aggregate for the past several years, have discussed several options for a closure plan for the site once the quarry is out of commission for good. Those plans included everything from a housing development to a swimming area, recreational use or just leaving it as open space after filling in the hole.
In recent years, the economic recession has led to minimal quarrying activity, although Aggregate still has an asphalt plant at the site.
What are your thoughts on the subject? What do you think would be a good use of the land once the quarry is closed for good?