The city of Wellston, Ohio in Jackson County will receive a $130,894 Clean Ohio Assistance Fund grant to conduct a Phase II Environmental Assessment on the former Kuppenheimer Trouser Factory.
The property, located at 12 East 2nd Street, totals 3.9 acres southwest of downtown. The Phase II Environment Assessment, which will determine the property’s environmental suitability and possible need for remediation, will include the installation of 22 soil borings, 10 shallow groundwater monitoring wells, and two deep groundwater monitoring wells. The assessment also will include data evaluation and reporting. The City is partnering with the Jackson County Economic Development Board to market the property for commercial redevelopment.
The Clean Ohio Assistance Fund supports brownfield redevelopment in Ohio’s urban areas, and is administered by the Office of Redevelopment, which is housed in the Ohio Department of Development’s Community Services Division.
The Clean Ohio Assistance Fund is part of the Clean Ohio Fund, which restores, protects, and connects Ohio’s important natural and urban areas by preserving green space and farmland, improving outdoor recreation, and cleaning up brownfields to encourage redevelopment and revitalize communities.
For more information on the Clean Ohio Assistance Fund, visit www.clean.ohio.gov.
Source: Ohio Department of Development