Items Tagged with 'Brownfield Redevelopment Authority'


Brownfield help spurs two projects

Total cost for LINC Up’s apartment complex is anticipated to be $6.4M with construction costs of $4.4M.

November 15, 2019
LINC Up, a nonprofit community development organization, filed a brownfield plan amendment for the West Garfield Apartments redevelopment project at 1975 and 1951 Jefferson Ave. SE. Read More

Brownfield agency’s 2020 budget is a mixed bag

Budget reflects continued growth of program, but it also revealed deficits that may cause long-term problems.

May 17, 2019
The Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s budget for fiscal year 2020 represents some changes for the organization, both positive and negative. Read More

Grand Rapids weighs brownfield amendment

Proposed plan would allow investment of $208K into 16 tax-foreclosed properties.

November 30, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids is mulling over a proposed brownfield amendment, allowing for the development of affordable housing on 16 tax-foreclosed properties in the city. Read More

City doles out brownfield loans

Five projects, representing $93M in private investment, will share $1.76M.

March 9, 2018
The Grand Rapids Economic Development department completed work on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Revolving Loan Fund Grant of $1.76 million. Read More

City agency pushes building project forward

Development will add more units to growing residential sector.

January 10, 2014
A key mixed-use project planned for the city’s near northeast side took another step toward reality last week when the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved a development and reimbursement pact with the developer of Lofts on Michigan. Read More

616 Development plans to try something new

Company is planning to build another ‘Lofts’ on Michigan Street.

November 8, 2013
The Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved a brownfield plan and an obsolete property designation for one of the city’s most active developers last week, and this project will mark the first time 616 Development will build from scratch after having revived many vacant structures. Read More

Icon reimbursements transferred to new owner

Thirty-seven developments have brownfield agreements with the city.

September 13, 2013
The city’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has reassigned a development and reimbursement agreement it has had with a troubled downtown residential tower for the past eight years to the structure’s new owner. Read More

New charter school will receive brownfield tax reimbursements

But work on two other former elementary schools hasn’t begun.

February 15, 2013
Now that Charter Development LLC has finished its transformation of the former Oakdale Elementary School into a charter school, the firm submitted its brownfield reimbursement invoice recently to the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Read More

Brownfield authority to make reimbursements this week

September 9, 2012

Members of the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority agreed last week to reimburse Front Street Property LLC nearly $500,000 for the eligible activities it performed when the firm built the five-story office building at 634 Front St. NW four years ago.

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Local grocer to modernize and expand

August 20, 2012
One of the city’s oldest grocery stores will soon undergo a facelift and double in size. Read More