CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement:
“We are thrilled that over a dozen projects were awarded nearly $20 million in funding today through the State’s Brownfield Remediation Program. Many of these sites – which include former gas stations, repair shops, storage spaces, schools, warehouses and other manufacturing facilities – have sat dormant for several years, some even for decades.
"This money will be instrumental in bringing much-needed economic growth to several communities, many of which include underserved neighborhoods that have long been neglected. These are exciting projects and many of them have mixed-use plans for development, which include a hotel, brewery, public park, office and industrial space, arts and technology incubator, new apartments and other residential buildings geared toward affordable housing.
"I would also like to remind everyone that Cuyahoga County has proposed $5 million in ARPA funds toward its Brownfield Match Funding Program. We are encouraging those who were awarded today, along with anyone else who has applied or plans to apply to the State program, to fill out a preapplication form with us.”