Plans to redevelop contaminated Mid-Michigan properties are on the way, with The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) awarding $2.4 million in brownfield grants and loans.
Brownfields are vacant or abandoned properties known or suspected to be contaminated. With the plans in place, these areas will be redeveloped to increase property value at the site, as well as for neighboring properties.
A few of the plans include a senior and multi-family affordable housing development in Lansing’s Stadium District, workforce and affordable housing near the Kalamazoo River, as well as a mixed-use, live-work development in Kalamazoo. EGLE will be providing $20.7 million overall to fund the 67 projects statewide that will benefit from the brownfield funding.
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell