Old Tile Plant Cleared For Redevelopment

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A Lawrence County property with a storied past is now ready for new life, according to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The 33-acre Carlyle Tile plant on Pike Street in Coal Grove was originally the site of a brick factory in the late 1800s through the mid 1930s.  It was then used for more than 40 years for quarry tile manufacturing, then for coal-loading and later as an asphalt plant between 1989 and 1992.

The brownfield has been remediated of hazardous materials and has been cleared by Ohio EPA for redevelopment.

The village of Coal Grove received $750,000 in Clean Ohio grants six years ago for site remediation and demolition.

The clearance now means Ohio EPA has issued a covenant not to sue, or a protection of property owners and future owners from being held legally responsible for any additional environmental investigation.

The propety is owned by McGinnis Incorporated.