HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A collaborative effort from Trumbull County Commissioners, the City of Warren, Howland Township and the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office aims to improve an industrial area that has room to grow.
The plan is set, and now leaders are tasked with finding funding for a project to improve the area known as the “golden triangle.”
“It’s ambitious. It’s over $10 million in infrastructure improvements,” Howland Township Administrator Darlene St. George said. “But we feel confident that we will be able to move forward and put together some funding sources to be able to fund the projects.”
That area of Warren and Howland is home to more than 30 businesses that employ around 3,000 people along Bronze, Dietz and Griswold streets. To come up with a list of what needs to be fixed, local leaders sought input from those companies.
“Their concerns were the modernization of the infrastructure, better lighting, some of the aesthetic stuff around some of the buildings, widening roads,” Trumbull County Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa said. “So we’re addressing some of the signage and some of the aesthetic things first.”
Local leaders hope that by improving the infrastructure in the golden triangle, it not only keeps the businesses that are already established there but also attracts new ones to the area.
“Well I think any growth to our area is important, but especially in this area, where you already have commercial and industrial development, you want to keep it in those areas,” Jack Simon with the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office said.
“We want this area to stay with us,” St. George said. “We want these jobs to stay in Trumbull County, and we want them to be able to grow to their full potential, so we are going to do our best to make sure that happens.”
Map of area of proposed improvements (click to expand):