On Friday June 17, 2022, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced $192 million in grants for local communities as part of the new Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program. Several counties in our region were recipients of funding.
In Allen County $860,000 was allocated to clean up the 11-acre East Kibby Industrial site located along I-75. The two remaining structures on the property are vacant and in disrepair and require asbestos abatement prior to demolition. After cleanup, the site will be able to be redeveloped as warehouse or manufacturing space.
Marion County received a total of $963,248. Of that total $314,040 going to cleanup and remediation of the former Grand Prairie School with the property being redeveloped for future use. $279,208 was provided for cleanup and remediation of the property which once housed the New Bloomington School. After cleanup, the site will be redeveloped to expand the adjoining New Bloomington Park. And $370,000 will be used to clean up the three level building which was home of the General Telephone Company from the 1960s through the 1990s, followed by other uses. The site is currently unoccupied and the funds will help with asbestos abatement throughout the site prior to demolition. After cleanup, the county plans to redevelop the site as a community splash pad with public green space.
And finally in Union County $229,720 will be used to clean up the old Swifty Gas Station on E. 5th Street in Marysville. Cleanup activities include the demolition and removal of gas station pumps, gas station buildings, and underground storage tanks. After remediation, the site will be available for redevelopment.
Link to more details and a complete list of all 112 Projects – https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHIOGOVERNOR/2022/06/16/file_attachments/2187545/Brownfield%20Grant%20Summaries%20061722.pdf