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

The Land Bank works with its partners at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Great Lakes and Environment (EGLE) to assess and clean up brownfields site.  We 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.

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Public Comment Extended through January 31, 2024!

EPA Mulitpurpose grant and Community Development Block grant funds for abatement and demolition of 4 commercial properties and 22 residential properties in the City of Flint.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) a Multipurpose grant in 2019 for the purposes of conducting a range of activities associated with the planning, assessment, and cleanup of brownfield sites within the Innovation District in Flint. GCLBA identified 22 residential structures and 4 commercial structures within the Innovation District to target for cleanup with Multipurpose funds. Some of these residential structures are projects that were unable to be completed under the Hardest Hit Fund due to funding caps and the dollar amount of asbestos abatement required. The commercial sites have been identified as eligible priorities for cleanup in partnership with the City of Flint. Some of the requirements for the EPA funding include the development of a Community Relations Plan (CRP) and an Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) with a 30-day public comment period.  Find links to those documents along with a comment form below.

Commercial property

1101 S. Dort Highway  

3113 Corunna Road  

3210 Corunna Road   

1602 Oren  

Residential – 22 properties  

Tentative timeline

  • Public comment open until 3 pm on Fri., Jan. 31, 2024
  • Tentative release of Request for Proposals (demolition and abatement) mid-January
  • Contractor selection Feb/March
  • Demolition underway between April – July
  • Demolition and abatement complete – July 31, 2024

Want to learn more?

  • Public hearing at GCLBA Board Meeting Wed., Dec. 13 - 1:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Auditorium of the Genesee County Administration Building

Join the zoom meeting:

Public Comment form