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Plabell: Repurposed To Embellish City of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio, or "Glass City," has been very good to me. I got my start in urban redevelopment by acquiring a brownfield site associated with the glass industry, eventually selling it to Penn National Gaming. The Hollywood Casino now occupies the property. After this lucky success, my partners and I were given the opportunity to develop a couple of brownfield sites in Toledo's Warehouse District. Like in other Midwestern cities, the Warehouse District is a collection of low-rise buildings near to the downtown business district. Photo by ©2004 Dustin M. Ramsey In Toledo, this area includes Fifth-Third Field, home of the Mud Hens, and the revitalizing area sprawling away from the ballpark. The local business association is very active with overlay plans and visions for redevelopment. One of the properties, the Plabell Rubber Products site on St. Clair St.,is part of a public-private partnership established by the city of Toledo…Log In to Read Full Article

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