After Tuesday night's special-called city council meeting, Stanford councilmen toured the site of the old Stanford Creamery to inspect the progress of clean up crews and toss around ideas on what to do with the almost nine acre site. The creamery, which has been closed for three decades, is still structurally sound and Mayor Bill Miracle and council members see many potential uses for the building and surrounding property on Martin Luther King Street.
While plans are still in the formative stage, ideas seem split between recreational and industrial use. The former creamery has the largest loading dock in town and has potential to be put to commercial use, but being located next to the site of the proposed Logan's Fort and visitor center makes it a good fit for some type of recreational complex.
Indoor go-cart racing, half-court basketball courts, volleyball courts and batting cages were all ideas explored during the site visit, but Carter said that if the creamery was going to be used for recreation the council needed to get kids involved in the decision making process. "If we're going to make this a place for kids we need to get them in there to look around and tell us what they want."