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Sustainable Business Park adjacent to the South Kent Landfill receiving state infrastructure funding

Kent County
County of Kent, Michigan
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The park is receiving $4 million through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

In less than 10-years, the South Kent Landfill will be full. The Kent County Department of Public Works owns 250 acres at the Byron Center location. Room for developing a Sustainable Business Park in Kent and Allegan Counties.

The park is receiving $4 million through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. The money appropriated from the $69.9 billion 2022 state budget.

The $4 million will support infrastructure development including roads, utilities and stormwater management tenants will require.

The Sustainable Business Park Master Plan was approved in 2018. A place where private businesses can mine the landfill recycling items for new products and fuels. A place for reducing landfill waste supporting a “circular economy.”

In 2019 it received a $95,000 site readiness grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

It’s estimated the first phase of infrastructure development will cost $19 million.