Kalamazoo and Muskegon to benefit from Grants

6.10.14: Michigan awards $2M for 3 brownfield projects


DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $2 million to clean up brownfield sites in Detroit, Kalamazoo and Muskegon Heights.


The agency announced Monday that $1 million has been awarded to the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. for the Orleans Landing Redevelopment Project, a mixed-used development including housing near Milliken State Park and Harbor along the Detroit River.


Another $945,000 was awarded to the Kalamazoo Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to pay for environmental response activities at properties along Portage Creek near Upjohn Park. The work will support the new Health Focused Campus.


And $100,000 has been awarded to Muskegon Heights. A property will be redeveloped by Versatile Fabrication, a stainless steel manufacturer. The grant will pay for environmental investigations, removal of contaminated soil and liability protection.