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Midlink Business Park | Brownfield Plan and Amendments

Midlink Business Park

THE PROJECT

The redevelopment of the Midlink site, a former General Motors stamping facility, is one of Kalamazoo County’s biggest successes. The site had a multitude of environmental issues, including areas of defined contamination, former dump areas, PCB-contaminated surfaces within the main plant, and other concerns. Recent projects include a 155,000-square-foot General Mills food distribution center focused primarily on its yogurt business, the Zeigler Motorsports dealership, Sprinkle Road Tap House, and the new Candlewood Suites hotel in front of the industrial complex. This new concept has been successful due to its location along busy I-94 and Sprinkle Road. The development has created hundreds of jobs, increased tax revenue, and repurposed a massive brownfield site.

PROJECT SOLUTION

Envirologic prepared a complex Brownfield Plan for the 360-acre, 37-parcel site to assist the developers in reimbursement for eligible cleanup costs of the main facility and for environmental assessment activities at undeveloped parcels. These efforts have brought additional investment to Midlink, including Kaiser Aluminum, Hark Orchids, General Mills Distribution Center, and Zeigler Motor Sports, among others. Envirologic assisted with several amendments to the Brownfield Plan and completed two Act 381 Work Plans for new development projects on the campus. This complex project required frequent and extensive communication between various parties, but clearly the level of job creation (600 jobs) and investment ($200,000,000+) has been one of Kalamazoo County’s biggest economic redevelopment success stories.

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