Former O-C headquarters receives cleanup funds

TOLEDO (WTOL) - The Clean Ohio Fund is usually used to clean up old industrial land called brownfields. But some of its funds are going to be used to clean up the former Owens Corning headquarters, often considered a vertical brownfield.

A $3 million grant will be used to remove asbestos from the building, and fireproofing material applied on concrete floors will increase the energy efficiency of the building.

This is a significant development considering the tower is located next to the convention center, ballpark and the new arena under construction.

Right now plans call for a mixed-use redevelopment, with a 96-room hotel, residential condos and office and retail space, as well as restaurants.