Grand Rapids receives $1M for biomedical research center
The state said that Grand Rapids is getting $1 million to help clean up the site of Michigan State University's planned $85.1-million biomedical research center downtown.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced today the grant to address brownfield conditions at the former site of the Grand Rapids Press, at 155 Michigan St. NW.
It will go toward the disposal of contaminated soil and building demolition.
MSU's plans call for a roughly 160,000 square foot, multi-story research building.
The building will occupy about half of the property, leaving the door open for future developments.
The MSU Grand Rapids Biomedical Research Center is planned to open in late 2017.
The center will be part of the MSU College of Human Medicine.
The DEQ's Brownfield Redevelopment Program provides funding to local governments for environmental response activities at brownfield properties where redevelopment is proposed.