State of Ohio has announced funding for 2,277 blighted and vacant structures in 42 counties, which will be demolished to pave the way for new economic development and housing opportunities across the state.
The buildings will be razed as part of Governor DeWine’s Ohio Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program. The DeWine-Husted Administration created the program to help local communities demolish dilapidated commercial and residential buildings and revitalize surrounding properties to attract investments, businesses, and jobs.
The projects announced today are in addition to the 825 demolition projects announced in October.
Columbiana County Land Reutilization Corporation received funding in the amount of $500,000 for 25 projects this past October 2022.
Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corporation will receive money for Youngstown and will demolish 473 vacant, badly blighted residential properties throughout the city to stabilize the housing market and revitalize neighborhoods. Once demolished, these lots will transition to greenspaces with plans to potentially develop the properties for housing, commercial, and industrial use. In addition, the Land Reutilization Corporation will demolish a total of 596 projects, which include the 473 above with $500,000 for the initial funding, but over $6,363,750, which was additional grant funding approval.