Brownfield redevelopment incentives have done more to
stimulate revitalization in Michigan cities and
communities than any other economic development tool
available. While significant redevelopment has taken
place in some areas, there are still many opportunities
to take advantage of state and federal incentives and
bring underutilized sites back to productive use.
The keys to brownfield redevelopment are effectively
addressing environmental concerns, managing the process
of ensuring liability protection, and accessing
brownfield redevelopment incentives to make the project
economically viable. Otwell Mawby has the
experience, capability, and persistence to address any
environmental concerns and assemble the incentives to
make brownfield redevelopment a reality.
OMPC environmental and brownfield redevelopment services
Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Consulting
Services: Establishing BRA’s under the guidelines
of Act 381, developing operational criteria and
process to identify, develop, evaluate, and manage
brownfield redevelopment project, and accessing state
and federal grants for community-wide site
Brownfield Plan and Work Plan Development: Preparing and marshalling approval of
brownfield plans at the local level and Act 381 work
plans with the Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality and Michigan Economic Growth Authority to make
projects eligible for brownfield incentives, including
tax credits and tax increment financing.
Brownfield SBT Credit Application
Preparation: Preparing and assisting in approval of
Brownfield Single Business Tax Credit Applications to
the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to
provide a 10% SBT credit on most of the brownfield
Property Transaction Services: Conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site
Assessments and preparing Baseline Environmental
Assessments to provide protection from environmental
liability. Developing Due Care Plans to limit
exposure to contaminants.
Environmental Management: Evaluating and remediating contamination for
current business owners. Managing, permitting
and regulatory compliance for environmental resources.
Geotechnical/Soils Engineering Services: Determining geotechnical capacity and providing soils
engineering services for development projects.
Grant Procurement and Administration: Identifying, procuring, and managing grants for
brownfield, community development, and recreational
resources for communities and developers.