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