20 Federal Place Youngstown

20 Federal Tops $12.4M In Brownfield Grants for Mahoning, Trumbull

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials received a key boost today in their efforts to redevelop 20 Federal Place with the announcement of a nearly $7 million brownfield remediation grant.

The cleanup and remediation funds awarded to the Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corp. for the project was one of nine Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program grants Gov. Mike DeWine announced for projects in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. In all, the two counties received about $12.4 million out of the $192 million awarded for projects in 41 counties.

“These properties are vital spaces in our communities, ones that are not only being wasted in their current capacity, but oftentimes are a danger to their local communities,” DeWine said in announcing the grants. “Today, we’re reclaiming these spaces for the future of our residents, businesses, and communities.”

The grant for city-owned 20 Federal represented the lion’s share of the nearly $8.7 million awarded for projects submitted though the Mahoning County Land Reutilization program, better known as the Mahoning County Land Bank, and of the nearly $9.2 million total for Mahoning County projects.

The land bank also was awarded cleanup and remediation funds totaling $1.49 million for the former Royal China plant in Sebring; $149,803 for a former house of worship at 131 W. Woodland Ave.; and $86,887 for the former Fairmont Ice Cream Shop, 2307 Market St.

Additionally, The Western Reserve Port Authority received $496,000 for cleanup of a five-acre property in the Castlo Industrial Park in Struthers, which the port authority operates.

The Trumbull County Land Reutilization Corp. received about $3.26 million for four projects.

Assessments funds of $300,000 were awarded for 200 acres at the west side of the former RG Steel property in Trumbull County and $55,382 at 999 Pine Ave. in Warren. Also getting cleanup /assessment money totaling $1.73 million are the former Niles General Electric Plant and $1.17 million for the former Warren gasification plant.

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