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Empty Hawthorne lot gets a cleanup

News-Times photo: Stephanie Haugen
Crews have been working on the vacant lot at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Hawthorne Street in the last week. Dan Riordan, senior planner with the city of Forest Grove, said the city gave property owner Cain Petroleum permits to demolish all the structures on the property. The city hasnt received any applications for further construction and staff members arent aware of future plans. Contaminants were found on the land, which was once home to a gast station, so the Department of Environmental Quality led an environmental remediation effort at the site.