Old Mo’s building may see asbestos abatement
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
PIQUA — A vacant structure that has been a target area for the Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Strategy for years may soon be seeing some improvements.
The Piqua City Commission will consider the asbestos abatement project at the old Mo’s Lounge — a vacant building located at 111 S. Main St. — during their next meeting on Tuesday evening.
The commission will vote on awarding a contract to Environmental Assurance Company, Inc. for the asbestos abatement project. The cost is not to exceed $210,000, which includes the bid amount of $204,900 and a $5,100 contingency amount.
This project will be mostly funded through a U.S. EPA grant that will cover 71 percent of the cost at an estimated amount of $149,100. The city’s share will be approximately $60,900.
The city purchased the building in April 2014 from Joseph E. Drapp for $46,600, according to public records. The city has been working on securing funding for the asbestos abatement at the site since at least 2015.