A PLANNED Qdoba Mexican Grill, at the southwest corner of Main (M-21) and Gould streets in Owosso, as shown during the Monday, Oct. 19, Owosso City Council meeting could be open sometime in June 2016, project personnel said after the meeting.
A more than $1 million clean-up of contamination by petroleum products from the era when it was a gasoline station – the 1930s to around the early 1960s – along with dry cleaning solvent, is planned. Involved will be a more than $850,000 grant from the state to cleanup the contamination to assure it will not affect nearby well fields. An MDEQ loan of $292,963 will be reimbursed with Brownfield recapture. There is also an MDEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Grant of $249,000 for “environmental remediation” on the property, known as “Qdoba and Retail Site,” it was noted Monday night.
Included in the site preparation after the building and three adjoining houses to the west are demolished will be installation of a vapor barrier next spring to assure that any vapors from possible remaining contamination will not seep into the Qdoba or the two 1,700-square-foot adjoining retail rental areas. (Independent Photo/BILL CONSTINE)