Ohio Development Services Agency

09/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 15:46

State Helps Clean Up Abandoned Gas Stations

For Immediate Release

September 13, 2017

Contact: Penny Martin at (614) 644-8774 [email protected]

State Helps Clean Up Abandoned Gas Stations

On Monday, the Ohio Controlling Board approved $200,000 in grants to two communities to clean up abandoned gas stations sites. The projects were evaluated based on the impact cleanup will have on the environment, the community, and the local economy.

"We're helping our communities transform blighted, high traffic areas into viable sites for development," said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Local communities and county land banks are eligible for the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Program. Communities can receive up to $500,000 for cleanup activities, including cleanup of hazardous substances, demolition, seeding and grading and up to $100,000 to determine the extent of the contamination at the property and costs associated with cleanup or remediation. To learn more, visit: https://development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_agsc.htm.

The projects receiving grants are:

Former Gas Station (Berea, Cuyahoga County)

Grantee: City of Berea

Grant Amount: $100,000

Address: 838 Front Street, Berea

The city will conduct investigations to determine contamination on the property and complete soil remediation. The city plans to market the property for redevelopment.

Former Clark Station (Northwood, Wood County)

Grantee: City of Northwood

Grant Amount: $100,000

Address: 4433 Woodville Road, Northwood

The city will remove all underground storage tanks, determine soil contamination, and complete soil remediation. The city plans to market the property for redevelopment.

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