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.
Request for Public Comments:
The Genesee County Land Bank is applying for three (3) grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grants and their specific purposes are briefly described below. Comments may be directed to Faith Finholm via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (810) 257-3088 ext 539. Please provide all comments by no later than 3:00pm Friday, December 16, 2016.
EPA Cleanup Grant- Cleanup Grants provide up to $200,000.00 in funding to carry out cleanup activities at specific brownfield sites owned by the applicant. This means that the money will be for a specific property that must be owned by the Land Bank, and be contaminated with specific materials of concern as described in the Request for Proposals.
The Land Bank is applying for two (2) cleanup grants in support of the same project. The draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) is available for review at the Land Bank office and on the Land Bank Website.
1) 2320 W Pierson Rd (former Family Independence Agency)- The Land Bank will request $200,000.00 to cover a portion of the demolition and environmental abatement/disposal costs.
2) 2360 W Pierson Rd (former Ross Oil)- The Land Bank will request $52,000.00 to cover a portion of the costs of environmental remediation and demolition.
EPA Site Assessment Grant- 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.
The Land Bank will apply for a Site Assessment Grant in the amount of $300,000.00 that will assist the Land Bank and community partners in Genesee County to return former brownfields to productive use.