BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Boardman Board of Trustees said Monday that boardman plaza owner Anchor Cleveland leaders are interested in plans to demolish part of the plaza to control flooding. I found out.
Images of the May 28th flood testify to the need for mitigation. Now Boardman’s trustees believe there is a solution to the problems that have plagued the North Square and homes. This includes demolishing part of the square. All they need is money.
“This is going to be monumental. We’re talking underground retention, ground retention, property acquisition of some properties in the square and some residential properties behind the square.” Board administrator Jason Rowley said.
The section of Boardman Plaza being considered for demolition includes a Save-a-Lot store, Rondinelli’s, and a total of about five storefronts to the Santa Fe Trail. It will be replaced by a detention pond with an underground detention house built under the parking lot.
“It would be great if we could talk to the owners of the plaza, understand the situation, and get the funding to fix this,” said Loree.
The funding comes from a FEMA program called Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC). Boardman has applied for his $10 million for the Plaza project, and he has applied for $17 million more to run a new storm drain from the Plaza to Glenwood He Avenue. And this project doesn’t just help the square.
“This affects everyone along the Boardman ditch as most people like to call it the Boardman Lake region: Ewing, Cadillac, Ridgewood. It’s a big project,” said Loree. says.
The Board of Trustees also learned that the township received a $560,000 FEMA grant to demolish three more homes on Airesboro, Ewing, and West Boulevards on the Flood Plains. One trustee asked if he had funds to remove a home east of Market Street in the Erskine Avenue he area that is not in the Flood ‘A’ Flood Zone.
“If you don’t, you should get FEMA flood insurance, which most people don’t. There have been at least three incidents of $5,000 or more in damage paid by FEMA since then,” Roads said. Supervisor Marilyn Kenner said.
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