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MANSFIELD -- The Richland County Land Reutilization Corporation, more commonly known as the land bank, has scheduled a public meeting March 20 to discuss the former Swan Cleaners building.

Swan Cleaners was located at 165 Park Avenue West. It closed in 2014 and was acquired by the land bank in January 2019.

Last June, the land bank was awarded a $411,000 clean up grant through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The funds will be used to rid the property of asbestos, contaminated soil and install a depressurization or vapor mitigation system.

The purpose of the public hearing will be to seek relevant public comment on the proposed environmental clean-up plans, including soil remediation, asbestos abatement and the installation of a vapor mitigation system for the site. 

Residents can view these plans at the land bank office inside the Richland County Courthouse at 50 Park Avenue East. The environmental site assessment, analysis of brownfield cleanup alternatives and other project documents will be available for public review weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning Feb. 18.

Written public comments can be mailed to the land bank, emailed to ahamrick@richlandcountyoh.us or sent through the comment section of the land bank's website.

The public comment period ends March 20.

The public hearing will be March 20 from 3:00 pm till 3:30 pm at the land bank office.

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