Possible Pepsi plant stirs debate within Throgs Neck community
A community is divided over an offer by Pepsi to build a new 24-hour manufacturing plant in Throgs Neck. The company has offered New York City approximately $4 million for a seven-acre piece of land on Bush Avenue. The offer has sparked some debate in the community, as some residents feel the facility will be more of a detriment to the area than a benefit.
Some residents in favor of the plan would be happy to see the plant open because it would mean 40 new jobs and a boost to the economy. Members of the community also say they would be happy to see someone make use of the vacant Bush Avenue property.
Others, however, say the facility will only contribute noises and late-night prostitution to the area. Opponents of the plant say more homes need to be built in Throgs Neck.City officials say the $4 million purchase price for is more than they had expected to receive for the property. The plan for the new facility is still in the preliminary stage.