State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) today announced that he will work to secure federal, state and local dollars for three innovative local projects designed to reduce air pollution and increase energy efficiency in Cincinnati. The effortis intended to result in a cleaner, healthier environment in downtown neighborhoods.
“These projects, working through Clean Air Cincinnati, combine the elements of unique community development, improved air quality and energy efficiency,” said Rep. Mallory. “The proposed green Greyhound terminal and the Buddy LaRosa Sports Arena will feature a number of energy efficient designs which focus on reducing atmospheric emissions, energy consumption, materials resource use, waste management and biodiversity.”
Rep. Mallory, who chairs the Ohio House Environment and Brownfield Development Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will seek federal, state and local funding for three innovative projects that integrate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) concepts and sustainable environmental practices:
1) Construction of a state-of-the-art eco-friendly green Greyhound terminal in Queensgate
2) Demolition of the old Greyhound terminal on Gilbert Avenue
3) Construction of a “green” 5,000-seat Buddy LaRosa Sports Arena on the Gilbert Avenue site
Rep. Mallory is also putting together an Advisory Group to assist the Clean Air Cincinnati Project. Their role will include guidance for the Project’s framework, outreach and help in developing ideas that advance clean air quality.