LANSING, MICH. A contaminated industrial property in Hamburg Township will be returned to productive use with help from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). A $205,000 grant and a $425,000 loan were awarded to the Hamburg Township Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to address environmental contamination at the former Hoskins Manufacturing Inc. site located on Hall Road.
The MDEQ and Hamburg Township BRA have partnered with a local developer, Lakeland Building Concepts, LLC, to revitalize the vacant, blighted property. The MDEQ brownfield grant and loan will help assess and mitigate environmental contamination and remove blight. Lakeland Building Concepts will finish needed environmental assessment, conduct interior demolition of an existing office building, and construct storage units that will complement the growing community. The $1,000,000 redevelopment will create one new part-time job.
The MDEQ partners with communities to protect public health and the environment and to revitalize contaminated property. MDEQ grants and loans pay for environmental investigation and cleanup on brownfields. Brownfields are vacant or abandoned properties with known or suspected environmental contamination.
Partnerships between MDEQ and communities have created $4 billion in private investment and 29,000 new jobs over the life of the Brownfield Redevelopment Program. For each grant or loan dollar invested by the MDEQ in protecting residents and the environment, an average of $23 is invested in the state’s economy. When brownfields are redeveloped, property values increase both on the revitalized site and on other nearby properties. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/deqbrownfields.
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