Lorain County Board of Commissioners to advertise for Proposals for Brownfield Area-Wide Planning Grant
The Lorain County Commissioners approved a resolution to release “Request for Proposals” for planning consultants to conduct planning activities as part of the $200,000 U.S EPA’s Brownfield Area-Wide Planning Grant award received earlier this year.
The Lorain County Commissioners were one of only 19 Area-Wide Planning proposals funded in the United States and one of the 3 funded in EPA’s region 5 which is comprised of six states.
The project area will focus on the Broadway and 28th Street Corridor in the City of Lorain with special emphasis on the former Pellet Terminal docks and the Lorain waterfront. The County Commissioners will work in partnership with the City of Lorain, Lorain Growth Corporation, Charleston Village and The Black River AOC organizations. Additionally, there will be a number of opportunities for the public to engage in this process.
Commissioner Kalo “Creating a strategic re-use plan for the Brownfields located in the Broadway and 28th Corridor is the first step towards reinvigorating downtown Lorain and properly utilizing the County’s greatest asset, Lake Erie. We are excited to partner with the City of Lorain, its residents and community organizations to coalesce around a new vision for the future of one of our legacy Cities. This grant gives us the opportunity to create a new, economically resilient future for the City of Lorain while honoring the legacy of its forefathers”.