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Callender Highlights Brownfield Grants to Lake County

June 22, 2022
Jamie Callender News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Jamie Callender (R-Concord) announced that Lake County will be receiving over $1.3 million in brownfield remediation grant funding.  

The Brownfield Remediation Program was created within of the state operating budget which was approved by Representative Callender and made $350 million available for projects throughout the state. 

“Brownfield remediation is extremely important for our communities by helping revalorize old industrial sites and buildings to make room for future development,” said Callender. 

In Lake County the following three projects were approved: 

  • Uptown Mentor LLC awarded $119,745 for cleanup and remediation 
    • After remediation, the property owner plans to demolish the remaining buildings and redevelop the site as part of the Uptown Mentor Development, a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development with restaurant and retail space, offices, and recreation space.
  • Painesville Tower LLC awarded $655,000 for cleanup and remediation
    • After remediation, rehabilitation work on the site will commence, redeveloping the property as dormitory-style housing for students of nearby Lake Erie College.
  • City of Painesville (Painesville Plaza Hotel Site) awarded $613,113 for cleanup and remediation 
    • After remediation, the property will be redeveloped as a mixed-use development, including a 120-unit apartment building and 20,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and brewery space.