By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian
As the cleanup of the Sharon Steel Corp.-Fairmont Coke Works site is in its final stages, the City of Fairmont plans to focus on ideas for redevelopment in the near future.
In October 2006, officials from the city, county and state announced the redevelopment of the Sharon Steel Corp.-Fairmont Coke Works site — located on Fairmont’s East Side in the Winfield District — into Volcano Island Resort. The Water Works LLC was the development group for the project.
These plans progressed for a while, but that private project began to have funding troubles when the economic downturn hit.