Local Communities Receive Brownfield Redevelopment Funding

Brownfield Redevelopment grants are being awarded to three mid Michigan communities to help clean up contaminated sites.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded 820 thousand dollars to organizations in Bay City, West Branch and Sebewaing. The Bay City Brownfield Redevelopment Authority received $275,000 to redevelop a former gasoline filling and service station at 1108 North Water Street into a restaurant and brewery. Another $150,000 was granted to West Branch to clean up a former gas station at 508 East Houghton Avenue and repurpose the property into a pharmacy. Frankenmuth Credit Union received $395,000 to build a new branch at 561 South Beck Street in Sebewaing.

The redevelopments will not only repurpose the sites, but bring economic opportunities to the areas.