City of Tecumseh Receives $2 million for Revival Commons Redevelopment Project

Contact: Jeff Hukill, Brownfield Coordinator, hukillj@michigan.gov, 517-284-5113
Agency: Environmental Quality

June 14, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced a $1,000,000 grant and a $1,000,000 loan to the City of Tecumseh to address brownfield conditions at the former Tecumseh Products, located at 600 South Ottawa Street.

The brownfield redevelopment grant and loan will pay for a protective vapor barrier under a building that will be reused, and demolition of another building.  Tecumseh Products is cleaning up contaminated soil and contaminated groundwater that has migrated into the surrounding neighborhood.

The developer, 100 E. Patterson LLC, will redevelop the location into Revival Commons, an industrial, commercial and retail space. The first phase of the project will create 75 jobs.

Tecumseh Products at 600 South Ottawa Street has been an industrial facility since the late 1800’s.  Prior uses as a foundry, metal and machine shop, and refrigeration equipment manufacturer left the site heavily contaminated.

The MDEQ’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program provides grants and loans to local governments for environmental activities on brownfields where redevelopment is proposed. Brownfields are vacant or abandoned properties with known or suspected environmental contamination.

 

Additional contact: Melody Kindraka, MDEQ Public Information Officer, kindrakam1@michigan.gov, 517-284-6716