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Developer plans to draw manufacturers to former GM plant site in Wyoming

More than 12 years after General Motors closed its 36th Street stamping plant in Wyoming, the site has a new owner with an eye on redevelopment. Franklin Partners LLC announced Thursday that it has bought the property now known as Site 36 after gaining approval from the Wyoming Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Wyoming City Manager Curtis […]

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State incentivizes redevelopment of former Northville/Plymouth prison

Michigan’s economic engine on Tuesday approved incentives for redevelopment of the former prison site in Northville and Plymouth townships. The $38.7 million project calls for a nearly 66,000-square-foot commercial flex space development from an affiliate of Novi-based real-estate firm Hillside Investments, a large stormwater retention pond and 9,000-square-feet of infrastructure improvements that include sidewalks, curbs, asphalt paving […]

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Former GM Warren Transmission plant site to get $180 million redevelopment

A $180 million plan to redevelop the former General Motors Transmission plant site in Warren is expected to bring 1.4 million-square feet of new industrial space and 600 jobs, according to the city. The Warren City Council will consider on Tuesday a brownfield plan for the 117-acre site at 23500 Mound. The owner, Missouri-based NorthPoint Development, […]

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Whitmer OKs extending development tax incentives by 5 years

Michigan developers with “transformational” plans to redevelop brownfield sites can continue to seek tax incentives after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature extended the program for an additional five years. The state’s economic development board can approve new projects through 2027, instead of 2022, under a bill signed last week. The law, which was enacted in 2017, […]

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Grand Rapids advances $22M brownfield plan for new Spectrum Health campus

City officials have taken another step toward approving $22 million in brownfield incentives for Spectrum Health’s Center for Transformation and Innovation campus. The City Commission’s Community Development Committee recommended setting a public hearing for the $100 million project on Dec. 7 before the full commission. The committee resolution is expected to be approved by the full commission […]

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West Mich. redevelopment projects awarded $4.6M in state brownfield funding

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy recently awarded $4.6 million in brownfield grants and loans to five redevelopment projects on contaminated properties in West and Southwest Michigan. The developments are among the 21 that the agency has funded for environmental remediation this summer totaling $15.6 million. The projects that recently received funding […]

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Elder-Beerman, Sears redevelopment unlikely for now, city official says

Fifteen months ago the city of Toledo soundly rejected tax abatements that would have helped a California firm redevelop the former Elder-Beerman property on Secor Road. It appears the once-popular department store will remain vacant for the foreseeable future because tearing it down and erecting new retail space on the site is not economically feasible […]

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Leonard Street development approved for MSF support

Leonard Street development approved for MSF support

The Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority recently received Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a brownfield work plan that will include $228,939 in state tax capture reimbursement for the Leonard Development project. The Business Journal previously reported Leonard Development Partners LLC will construct a three-story, mixed-use building on the site where three vacant commercial properties were recently demolished. The […]

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Howell City Council Approves Brownfield Plan For Pearl Building Project

Howell City Council Approves Brownfield Plan For Pearl Building Project

Another redevelopment project in the City of Howell is moving forward. The building known as “The Pearl” at 309 East Grand River is owned by Jeff Doyle. They are said to be ready to go on an estimated $2.2 (m) million redevelopment project on the building that is considered “functionally obsolete”. City Council met Monday […]

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