Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) will be involved in two Brownfield redevelopment projects on the east end of Grand Haven. These projects consist of repurposing a 1903 two-story industrial building into new professional office space and constructing a new fueling station and convenience store at an abandoned gas station. LEI prepared Act 381 Combined Brownfield and Work Plans that were approved by the City of Grand Haven and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, enabling capture of new tax increment revenues for a period of time to pay for eligible environmental activities. In addition to the tax capture approvals, LEI secured a $150,000 grant and $180,000 loan from the MDEQ for eligible activities at the proposed professional office building redevelopment.
Eligible environmental activities will include, but are not limited to, the following: installation of vapor intrusion mitigations systems, contaminated soil disposal, lead abatement as a response activity, and demolition.
The professional office building redevelopment is slated to commence in October 2015 with a completion date of early 2016. It is anticipated that the new fueling station will be constructed by mid November 2015.