Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Capital account could be created for Providence North

Cincinnati City Council is considering an ordinance that would create a capital improvement program project account for soil and groundwater assessment at the Providence North site at Central Avenue and Findlay Street in the West End.

The account will hold a $282,228 Clean Ohio Assistance Fund grant approved by the Ohio Department of Development in early October. The grant funds had previously been deposited in the Community Development Project Fund.

Expected to begin soon, the Phase II Environmental Assessment will include the sampling of 15 existing monitoring wells, and the installation of 13 10-foot soil borings, 20 20-foot soil borings, 28 shallow groundwater monitoring wells, six deep monitoring wells, and six shallow monitoring wells.

Data evaluation, modeling, and report preparation will determine the property's environmental suitability and the need for any further remediation.

Long considered a prime redevelopment site, Providence North contains a mix of City-owned and privately-owned properties, including several businesses that are considering expansion.

Five of the seven buildings on the site are vacant.

Previous reading on BC:
ODOD awards $282K grant for West End site assessment (10/5/09)