Former Car Wash Selected for Environmental Testing
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the former Al Paul Car Wash site at 22701 Shore Center Drive for environmental testing under the Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program.
The City of Euclid nominated the tax-delinquent site in Downtown Euclid for testing to determine the environmental condition of the property and spur redevelopment of the site. All work is being done at no cost to the City.
Historical records show that the site was developed in the 1950's as a car wash and gas station. After years of foreclosure and neglect, the City of Euclid demolished the car wash building in 2016.
Resolving brownfield issues is part of the City's efforts to return vacant properties to productive use. Results of the environmental testing of the car wash site will be available in late summer. If soil or groundwater contamination is found at the site, the City will seek remediation of the property by the State of Ohio.
Jonathan Holody is Director of Planning and Development for the City of Euclid.