West Michigan sites receive over a million dollars in brownfield redevelopment funds
The state is giving away over 1.5 dollars to help get three former industrial sites in West Michigan cleaned up and repurposed
The sites in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven were previously used for gas stations, oil storage, and manufacturing.
The state says they’ll now become new housing, with the help of grants from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, or “EGLE.”
Department spokesperson Jill Greenberg says the redevelopment program supports local communities.
“EGLE plays a role in making those sites safe so they can be transformed into something that benefits the community instead of being like the blighted building.”
The department plans to award over 20-million-dollars this year to help address environmental concerns at brownfield sites.