For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2019
For More Information:
Janet Michaluk, EGLE Brownfield Coordinator, email@example.com, 517-643-0314
Jill A.Greenberg, EGLE Public Information Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-897-4965
Delhi Charter Township Brownfield Redevelopment Authority awarded $370,000 EGLE Grant
A contaminated property in Delhi Charter Township will be redeveloped as a credit union branch office with help from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The Delhi Charter Township Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was awarded a $370,000 Brownfield Redevelopment Grant to revitalize and safely reuse a former gasoline station along Cedar Street.
Soil and groundwater were contaminated by gasoline from a leaking underground storage tank system. The brownfield grant will be used to remove contaminated soil and groundwater.
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union will build a new single-story 4,485-square foot branch office on the site. The $5,500,000 redevelopment will create 15 new jobs. Delhi Charter Township has approved a brownfield plan to help pay for other environmental costs at the site.
EGLE partners with communities to protect public health and the environment, and to revitalize contaminated property. EGLE grants and loans pay for environmental investigation and cleanup on brownfields, which are vacant or abandoned properties with known or suspected environmental contamination.
More than half of EGLE’s budget each year flows into Michigan communities in grants, loans and other spending that supports local projects, protects public health and the environment, and creates economic growth and jobs for Michigan workers. Partnerships between EGLE and communities have created more than $4.7 billion in private investment and 24,000 new jobs over the life of the Brownfield Redevelopment Program. Each grant and loan dollar invested by EGLE in 2018 to protect residents and the environment is expected to return an average of $42 to the state’s economy. When brownfields are redeveloped, property values increase both on the revitalized site and on other nearby properties. Learn more at Michigan.gov/EGLEBrownfield.