Second Street/State Route 48 Improvement (Mobil Station)
In August 2022, the city, working in partnership with the Adams County Land Bank, took possession of the former Mobil Station site (106 West Loveland Avenue) after the prior owner concluded fuel center and retail operations. Once the site was remediated, a right turn lane was added along State Route 48 to improve traffic flow turning onto West Loveland Avenue.
The city completed environmental inspections required to demolish the former fuel center, remove the existing underground storage tanks, and pursue additional funding to assist in remediating current known and unknown issues associated with the past fuel center use. To date on the site, asbestos testing work has been completed, which allowed demolition efforts to proceed through the State of Ohio Demolition Grant program administered through Clermont County. Once testing results were confirmed, the county bid the demolition out as part of the grant process. Additionally, with the transfer of the property, the city authorized testing to determine if there were existing, undocumented petroleum releases associated with underground storage tanks on site.