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Release of state funds for redeveloping contaminated sites has created a buzz in Toledo

Lucas County leaders hope that a share of the $350 million in state money available this year to clean up contaminated sites could lead to the future redevelopment of the Nicholas and Spitzer buildings downtown. Known as brownfield sites, their legacy of pollution at such properties often stands in the way because of additional redevelopment […]

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Developers consider Route 20 a prime location for new development

With new retailers filling up Rossford’s former Giant Eagle building and construction taking place in Perrysburg Township’s French Quarter Square, U.S. 20 has become a hub of economic development for the region. “The Route 20 corridor is about as hot as any corridor in the greater Toledo area,” said Doug Flick, director of real estate […]

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Western Lucas County growth steady for decades

A housing community the size of Waterside Sylvania needs to be located on the outskirts or builders will run out of space. “This is the very edge of Sylvania Township,” said JP Ankney, co-owner of Gulfstream Development, as he walked along Windward Drive and Montauk Court within the Waterside Sylvania community. “That field over there is […]

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Land Bank could receive $2 million toward commercial building demolitions

The Lucas County Land Bank could receive some much-needed financial support from Columbus if a demolition pilot program proposed by state Rep. Derrick Merrin (R., Monclova Township) survives the state budget process. The Ohio House of Representatives passed a nearly $75 billion, two-year general fund budget this week that includes $1 million each year for […]

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Land Bank to seek federal funds for industrial site cleanup

Land Bank to seek federal funds for industrial site cleanup

The Lucas County Land Bank board voted Wednesday to submit a first-time application for a $350,000 share of the city of Toledo’s Community Development Block Grant. If awarded by Toledo City Council, the money would be spent on two projects: to beautify an abandoned industrial site next to a central Toledo neighborhood and to stabilize […]

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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority gets grants for Shipyard

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority gets grants for Shipyard

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has received state grants that will pay for half of the costs for a new forklift at the Port of Toledo’s General Cargo Dock and for building a retaining wall and other work at the Toledo Shipyard. Of the Ohio Department of Transportation Maritime Assistance Program funds, $235,000 will go […]

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Fortune 500 company coming to spec building near Toledo Express

Fortune 500 company coming to spec building near Toledo Express

Developer Ed Harmon, whose gamble on an industrial spec building at the old Willys Jeep plant site morphed into a bustling industrial park with three auto suppliers and 600 workers, has purchased a vacant spec building near Toledo Express Airport to be used by a Fortune 500 company that plans to hire between 50 and […]

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Port Authority approves bonds for warehouse near Toledo Express Airport

Port Authority approves bonds for warehouse near Toledo Express Airport

Financing for an 80,000-square-foot warehouse at the budding Express Industrial Park was approved Thursday morning by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s board of directors. The $5 million in taxable bonds from the Northwest Ohio Bond Fund will be personally guaranteed by Ed Harmon, the developer with whom the port authority has worked on both of […]

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