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Rep. Fedor Announces State Help to Redevelop Plabell Rubber Site 

Dec. 11, 2011:  State Representative Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) has announced that the state will help clear the way for redevelopment of the Plabell Rubber Company property on South St. Clair Street in Toledo.

“Improvements like the one announced today renew and revitalize a city,” said Rep. Fedor. “Greenways are a great way to keep a community healthy and to attract young people to move to a community.”

The state will spend $866-thousand from the Clean Ohio Revitalization fund to buy the land, tear down existing buildings and remove pollution from the site.

Once the site is cleared, it will be redeveloped into industrial space, residential units and greenspace along Swan Creek. Part of the land will also be used for Rivereast Custom Cabinets to expand, allowing the company to add five jobs and retain 25 existing positions. The company engineers and custom fabricates commercial and institutional cabinets.

The development partner, St. Clair Redevelopment, LLC, plans to renovate the seven-story former Grasser & Brand Brewing Company building into twenty residential units adjacent to Swan Creek. A pedestrian bridge over Swan Creek is being proposed to connect the property and Warehouse District with the Erie Street Market, Farmers Market, and the planned Swan Creek Riverwalk. St. Clair Redevelopment and the City of Toledo will contribute a combined $293-thousand in matching dollars for assessment, acquisition, demolition, and remediation activities.

The property has been used for a variety of industrial and commercial activities since at least 1888, including the Grasser & Brand Brewing Company, rubber production facility, body repair shop, machine warehouse, automotive depot, and sheet metal works facility. Toledo became the owner following a foreclosure and a failed sheriff’s sale.


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