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Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities and Land Banks

Envirologic’s knowledge and experience with brownfield redevelopment are supported by services designed to ease the burden on communities, Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities, and Land Banks. Our experience working with municipalities and understanding their unique challenges allows us to provide the services their staff may need while helping communities complete successful projects.

Michigan is home to tens of thousands of brownfield sites. Present throughout the state, these sites greatly affect every municipality. While many communities understand the importance of making these sites a priority for redevelopment, they encounter hurdles when searching for funding and resources to assess these brownfields, clean them up, and ultimately find an interested party to develop them. Larger communities may have established Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities and Lank Banks but need an experienced consultant to help guide them through the redevelopment process and source funding. Small and rural communities may have limited resources, and simply managing their general operations is challenging enough without adding costs associated with cleanup and redevelopment of these brownfield sites. That’s where our team can help.

Envirologic has developed tools and strategies to help communities effectively manage and promote economic development through brownfield redevelopment. Our team of brownfield specialists provides expert consultation support and a broad range of environmental services, including implementation of unique development strategies and funding tools for Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities, Land Banks, and other community-based organizations.

Services

Envirologic always works with our client’s end goal in mind. We tailor our services to your needs to deliver a wide range of services, including:

  • Technical and non-technical support to communities, Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities, economic development groups, municipalities, and Land Bank Authorities (PDF)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) brownfield redevelopment grant and loan application writing, implementation, and management
  • Programmatic support to grant recipients
  • Budgeting and project tracking
  • Policy, application, and procedure development
  • Document review
  • Site inventory
  • Community outreach, presentations, and meeting facilitation
  • Marketing materials development and event coordination
  • Website and social media support
  • Other brownfield redevelopment funding strategies and incentives such as tax increment financing, Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP), Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs), Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), and other incentives
 

Brownfields + Land Banks

Envirologic is an Associate Member of the Michigan Association of Land Banks and the Michigan Association of County Treasurers and provides an array of support services to County Treasurers and Land Bank Authorities. Our seasoned staff is equipped with the necessary expertise to maximize and combine local brownfield and Land Bank activities as powerful redevelopment tools. Envirologic has worked closely with municipalities throughout Michigan to leverage local, state, and federal resources to reclaim residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

There are many ways we can help, including:

  • Brownfield Plans and tax increment financing (TIF)
  • Multi-site Brownfield Plans
  • Reimbursement of eligible brownfield costs
  • Gap financing for the construction of affordable housing
  • Post Brownfield Plan implementation and tracking
  • Tax reverted property specific tax and Brownfield Plan layering
  • EPA Brownfield Grant applications, implementation, compliance, and program management
  • EGLE Brownfield Grant and Loan application, administration, and implementation
  • Budgeting and project tracking
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Lead and asbestos surveys and abatement oversight
  • Demolition management and oversight
  • Community outreach
  • Phase I and II ESAs, BEAs, and Due Care Plans
  • Services beyond environmental due diligence