May 15, 2023 NOTICE: For the remainder of 2023, starting on June 5th, the Brownfield Authority will meet on the 1st Monday of every month, at 10 a.m., at the same meeting location: 200 N. Main, lower level large conference room. There are several exceptions due to the July 4th and Labor Day Holidays:
COVID-19 NOTICE: The Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has returned to in-person meetings, as required by law, starting in January 2022. The meetings are usually the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. (But as noted above, temporarily the 1st Mondays at 10 a.m. starting with the June 5th, 2023 meeting). The location is 200 N. Main, lower level large conference room, downtown Ann Arbor. The public may attend remotely via Zoom, with links provided on each meeting Agenda. All Board packets are posted one week in advance of the meeting on the County's web page.
The Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) has supported redevelopment of 1,059 acres of property. Completed and active projects represent $430 million of new investment and the creation/retention of 3,900+ jobs.
For a list of Brownfield Authority members, visit the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority page.
WCBRA Agendas & Packets
Click this link for agendas and packets.
Click this link for By-Laws, as Revised 10-9-19
Resources To Start A Project
Documents below are essential starting points for brownfield projects. Email Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) for questions and/or further assistance.
Environmental Assessment Grant Program
In May 2017, WCBRA established a grant program to assist public and private entities with environmental assessments on prospective brownfield properties.
Environmental Assessment Grant Program Documents
Brownfield Authority Annual Reports
2015 and 2019 Performance Audits
A review was completed in May 2016 of completed brownfield projects to determine the accuracy of key brownfield plan components such as projected job creation, private investment and cost of eligible activities. The review was updated in 2020, through 2019, with similar results. Approved Brownfield Plans have not overstated the projected benefits of the projects receiving brownfield Tax Increment Financing incentives:
- 2016 Brownfield Program Performance Audit Infographic (PDF)
- 2016 Brownfield Program Performance Audit Presentation (PDF)
- 2019 Brownfield Program Audit Update Presentation to the Board of Commissioners on 9-3-20
For additional information about Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Program, email Nathan Voght or call 734-660-1061