MDEQ Showcases Bay City Riverfront Brownfield Development
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) released the third in a series of videos showcasing its brownfield redevelopment projects. Brownfields are properties that are known or believed to be contaminated. MDEQ helps communities clean up and safely reuse brownfields with financial incentives and technical assistance.
The newest video highlights the long process of transformation from the blighted remains of Industrial Brownhoist, once a major manufacturing employer in Bay City, to a vibrant mixed-use riverfront destination. The city looked for years to find the right development project for this highly-visible, 43 acre downtown site. The project was a success, in part, thanks to the MDEQ's investment of brownfield grants, loans, and tax increment financing.