2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 08:59:20 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Ottawa County (MI) considers own brownfield authority
County pursuing its own brownfield authority

Grand Haven Tribune (MI)
February 7, 2008

Ottawa County is looking into starting its own brownfield redevelopment 
authority, which would be able to cover every township and city in the 

Brownfield authorities make it possible to turn unused industrial and 
commercial sites that may have hazardous waste into something more 
useful. They can help reimburse the costs of redevelopment through tax 
increment financing and provide tax credits for investors.

"It makes it much more likely that you're going to reclaim brownfield 
property for redevelopment," County Administrator Al Vanderberg 
explained. "For those that don't have the expertise on staff or the time 
allocated, it could be a more efficient way for some local (governments)."


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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