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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.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.