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WASHTENAW COUNTY BROWNFIELD PROGRAM 2021-2022 BIENNIAL REPORT, SHOWS SIGNIFICANT ASSISTANCE WITH BROWNFIELDS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI., July 31st, 2023 – Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) has released its 2021-2022 program report revealing a growing program and the Authority providing broad assistance in helping cities and Townships investigate, remediate and redevelop challenging brownfield sites. The report includes information about completed and ongoing projects supported by the WCBRA, grants awarded and received, and financial data from 2021 and 2022.
The WCBRA, which is housed in the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), was established in 1999 to assist local government to redevelop brownfield sites. The program leveraged $102 million in private investment over the two-year period from five active construction projects supported by brownfield incentives, completed three projects, and approved Brownfield Plans for six new upcoming redevelopment projects.
Major accomplishments include the following:
“Our program is very active, and we continue to play a critical role in redevelopment challenging brownfield sites around the County,” said Allison Krueger, the Brownfield Authority Chair. “We are particularly proud to be able to support new affordable housing through the use of our LBRF fund,” said Krueger.
Major accomplishments align with OCED and WCBRA’s goal of investing in the community, revitalizing neighborhoods, encouraging smart growth instead of sprawl, supporting the creation of affordable housing, and mitigating threats to public health and the environment. Since 1999, the program has leveraged $750 million in private investment with almost 30 projects.
View the Two-Year Brownfield Report here.
To learn more about the County Brownfield program visit: https://www.washtenaw.org/brownfields.
For questions, please contact Nathan Voght by email at [email protected] or by phone at (734) 660-1061.