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Environmental firm wins $400K project

November 28, 2014
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An environmental consulting firm has been named the primary contractor on a $400,000 project by the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

Lansing-based PM Environmental, which operates offices across the U.S., including Grand Rapids and Detroit, said this month that it will lead a “community-wide assessment of properties in the city” for the authority under a three-year contract.

The project will support the authority’s efforts to create incentives for developers and corporations seeking to redevelop brownfield sites to increase tax revenue for Grand Rapids’ service budget.

The firm will employ various types of assessments “to ensure that potential developments are environmentally and economically sound.”

The authority will focus on five neighborhoods in Grand Rapids: Heartside, Madison, Black Hills, Baxter and Southeast Community.

The money was awarded to the authority in the form of a combined Brownfield Hazardous Substance and Petroleum Assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to PM Environmental.

“There has been significant investment in urban redevelopment in Grand Rapids, and we look forward to assisting the city in their efforts to promote additional brownfield redevelopment in our community,” said Shawn Shadley, regional manager and senior consultant, PM Environmental.

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