London said Dow would be open to leasing or selling off some of the lands it's not using along MacCorkle Avenue to either locate new businesses or make room for new city greenspace.
Mullens said he particularly would like to have more greenspace at the east end of town near the Patrick Street bridge. He said the goal is to beautify the area with more trees or shrubbery to make a more appealing entryway to the city.
He said city leaders have already taken down some fencing along MacCorkle Avenue near the Wendy's restaurant to make room for additional landscaping.
"I'd like to replace what was once old rusty fence with no top rail, with some kind of greenery and shrubbery to beautify those areas of the city and make us look more attractive," Mullens said.
"It's those little simple, cosmetic things go a long way when you're trying to sell your city," he said. "We need to do a lot more of that in our city."
London said Dow would support the city's efforts in any way it could.
"We absolutely want to be the best community partner that we can," he said. "Trying to make (the plant) aesthetically pleasing, trying to make sure we in no way shape or form cause a nuisance to the neighbors is an important thing for us to deliver."
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