Brownfield Redevelopment

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The Land Bank works to assess, cleanup and encourage redevelopment of Brownfield sites.

The Land Bank and the Genesee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (GCBRA), together, have secured millions of dollars in Brownfield funds to eliminate blight and improve abandoned and tax foreclosed properties in Genesee County. Demolishing blighted structures and cleaning up Brownfield sites helps to restore value to urban land and speed up the process of returning tax foreclosed, contaminated and abandoned properties to productive use. Click here for more information on the Genesee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. 

Brownfield Site Assessment Assistance Application

The Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) is the recipient of a 2014-2017 Brownfield Assessment grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Assessment Grants provide funding for developing inventories of brownfields, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities, conducting site assessments and cleanup planning related to brownfield sites. Assessment Grant funds may not be used to conduct cleanups. Interested parties can request potential Brownfield funding assistance at redevelopment projects within Genesee County. Project funding will be considered by the GCLBA on a case-by-case basis, considering the merits of the proposed project and specific goals of the grant funding. Note that a minimum 50% cost share will be required for most projects.

GCLBA Assessment Grant Application 

GCLBA Assessment Facts


Request for Public Comment

The Genesee County Land Bank Authority is accepting comments and review of Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) and a Community Relations Plan prepared for the use of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Multipurpose Grant Funds to support asbestos cleanup activities at the former Greenview Manor Apartments located at 817 N Stevenson St., Flint, MI 48504.

An administrative record has been established by the GCLBA for project information including the ABCA, environmental investigation reports, and supporting documents. The administrative record will be available for public review and comment at the GCLBA office located at 452 South Saginaw Street, 2nd Floor, Flint, MI  48502. Documentation may also be requested electronically. Some documents including the ABCA and CRP are available for review through the links below:

Link to ABCA

Link to CRP

Link Public Comment Form

The project will be presented to the GCLBA Board of Directors at the June 10, 2020 Board meeting scheduled to take place at 1:00pm via Zoom. An additional information session will be held via Zoom at a later date for those unable to attend the Board meeting. Details will be published to the GCLBA website and social media via Facebook. All interested persons desiring to comment are invited to submit written testimony or materials concerning the proposed project to  452 South Saginaw Street, 2nd Floor, Flint, MI  48502 or via email to Faith Finholm at ffinholm@thelandbank.org  by no later than 3:00pm Friday, July 10, 2020.

MISSION

The Land Bank's mission is to restore value to the community by acquiring, developing and selling vacant and abandoned properties in cooperation with stakeholders who value responsible land ownership.

               

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