Mahoning County Land Bank seeks funds for Royal China

SEBRING – The previous Royal China residence could undergo redevelopment shortly, if needed grant funding falls into position. 

The Mahoning County Land Bank used for grant funding from the Ohio Section of Progress to enable with a $1.8 million soil cleanup venture that could allow the assets on South 15th Avenue to return to successful use. 

“We know (the soil) to be contaminated from the earlier utilizes of the residence, specifically Royal Sebring China itself,” said Debora Flora, executive director of the Mahoning County Land Bank. 

The site of the previous Royal Sebring China Co. has been dormant for a long time. Previous manufacturing unit buildings have been demolished following a 2010 fireplace, but remediation has been a slow process.

Flora said the home went via tax foreclosures many many years back and was acquired by the land bank immediately after no 1 bid on it throughout a sheriff’s sale. The property had significant tax delinquency, she said, which produced lots of builders unwilling to take into consideration it. 

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