The state of Ohio has awarded more than $1 million in new awards to eight communities to clean up abandoned gas stations. Projects were evaluated on the impact cleanup will have on the environment, the community, and the local economy.
“Cleaning up these sites creates new opportunities for our communities and local businesses,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The grants are:
Grantee; Location; Grant Amount
- City of Bexley (Franklin County); Former Bexley Sunoco; 2106 East Main Street, Bexley; $500,000.00
- Village of Castalia (Erie County); Former Citgo Gas Station; 604 South Washington Street, Castalia; $100,000.00
- City of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County); Former Sinclair Gas Station; 12813 Bellaire Road, Cleveland; $99,890.50
- City of Euclid (Cuyahoga County); Former Graham’s Petroleum; 26219-26231 Tungsten Road, Euclid; $100,000.00
- City of Fostoria (Seneca County); Former Clark Gas Station; 892 North Countyline Street, Fostoria; $100,000.00
- Village of Lockland (Hamilton County); Former Sinclair Gas Station; 800 Wyoming Avenue, Lockland; $45,900.00
- City of Tallmadge (Summit County); Former Gas Station; 913-927 Southeast Avenue, Tallmadge; $94,832.78
- City of Vermilion (Erie County); Former Fulper’s Auto Parts; 5599 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion; $100,000.00
Political subdivisions including county land banks are eligible for the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Program. Competitive Cleanup and Remediation applications will be accepted online at https://www.development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_agsc.htm for the third funding round starting Monday, January 30, 2017, and are due to the Ohio Development Services Agency by close of business on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Assessment grants are now accepted and awarded on an on-going basis, as are Fast Track grants.