Charlevoix County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority awarded cleanup grant for new Save-A-Lot Grocery Store

Contact: Ron Smedley, MDEQ Brownfield Coordinator,, 517-284-5153
Agency: Environmental Quality

March 24, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced a $249,310 grant and a $127,000 loan to the Charlevoix County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to address brownfield conditions at a former auto repair facility in Wilson Township.

The brownfield grant and loan will mitigate environmental contamination at the former auto repair facility, located at 1158 M-75 South, Boyne City. The Catt Development Company will perform lead and asbestos abatement, demolish buildings and remove contaminated soils to build a new Save-A-Lot Grocery Store. Thirty new jobs will be created by the redevelopment.

The redevelopment will add a much needed grocery store to the Boyne City area located in the commercial corridor of Wilson Township between Boyne City and Boyne Falls.

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