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Brownfield Redevelopment

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Brownfield Redevelopment

Brownfield properties are those in which the redevelopment or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence or perception of contamination.

Revitalizing and redeveloping these properties protects the environment, reuses existing infrastructure, minimizes urban sprawl and creates economic opportunities.

Our Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) provides assistance including grants, loans, tax increment financing and free environmental site assessments to facilitate the redevelopment of brownfield properties.

Grants and Loans

We provide grants and low-interest loans to communities, year-round, to facilitate the redevelopment of contaminated properties. We also provide information on grants and loans previously awarded.

View the Brownfield Grant and Loan Fact Sheet.

Learn more about our grants and loans opportunities

Act 381 Tax Increment Financing

Act 381 authorizes Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities to recommend approval of local Brownfield Plans and submit work plans for approval to the state that help revitalize, redevelop, and reuse contaminated, blighted, functionally obsolete, or historic resources.

View the Act 381 Tax Increment Financing Fact Sheet.

Learn more about Act 381 Tax Increment Financing

Brownfield Site Assessments

We offer environmental assessments at no cost to facilitate brownfield redevelopment with the assistance of funding provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Michigan.

Our Brownfield Site Assessment (BSA) program provides a wide range of environmental assessments to support both project needs and community development goals.

View the BSA Fact Sheet.

Learn more about our free Brownfield Site Assessments
Preview of the interactive RenewMI map
Preview of the interactive RenewMI map

RenewMI project viewer

This project viewer contains past and present projects from the Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD). RRD addresses environmental risks at properties where hazardous substances have been released into the soil or groundwater. The projects in the viewer are a mixture of sites where RRD is directly overseeing the environmental remediation efforts, and sites where a brownfield grant and/or loan have been provided to incentivize economic development.

Transforming property into purpose: Brownfield Flip video series

Brownfields: we've all seen them. The abandoned gas station on the corner, the vacant contaminated industrial site... this video series is about the partnerships that make brownfield redevelopment possible. This... is Brownfield Flip.

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