Adams County has been awarded $200,000 from the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) with the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Program. Funds will be used to clean up the former Monroe Quick Stop on State Route 247. The plan will remove contaminated soil and treat the ground that held the underground tanks.

Holly Johnson, director of the Adams County Economic and Community Development office said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to be able to redevelop properties that are often abandoned due to the cost of cleaning it up. Now these properties get a new life and are ready to be used once again.”

This project allows Adams County to make the ground environmentally safe while opening the area up for future commercial space. All of this would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of Michael Weinstein with Patriot Engineering. The Abandoned Gas Station Grant is an important piece that empowers our community to attract more business.

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