2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 21:13:07 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Downtown Birmingham, Michigan
It takes a little green to turn brown into beautiful, even in downtown Birmingham.

Birmingham approves brownfield tax credits for Catalyst project

Jon Zemke
Metromode (MI)
September 18, 2008

The Birmingham City Commission approved important brownfield tax credits that will make the construction of the new Greenleaf Trust building (commonly known as the Catalyst project) possible. The $1.36 million in tax incentives will help pay for clearing and cleaning of the old, abandoned gas station at the corner of Woodward and Maple.

"It's incredibly important," says Jill Robinson, a city planner with the city of Birmingham. "Because of the contamination on those sites we wouldn't see any development on them, especially a beautiful, 5-story gateway building like this."

In its place, Greenleaf Trust plans to build a mixed-use structure, featuring space for retail, commercial and residential.


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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