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Lenawee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

Under the Brownfield Redevelopment Act PA 381 of 1996, as amended, Lenawee County created a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to develop and implement Brownfield projects. A Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is a resource that may use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as a tool for property redevelopment.

The County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority may be involved with eligible property throughout the county, but may not include a project in their Brownfield plan unless the affected municipality concurs that the site in their community may be included in the county’s plan.

Lenawee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Process

The Lenawee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority reviews proposals for the redevelopment of eligible property and determines what financial incentives are necessary to assist the redevelopment. The authority prepares a plan that identifies the Brownfield projects. Each project section of the plan includes the description of the eligible property, the eligible activities, the TIF approach to be taken and other issues related to the subject parcels. The authority then recommends that the County Commission holds a public hearing regarding the plan and subsequently acts to approve with modifications or deny the plan. The authority would recommend revisions to the plan as new projects are submitted or revisions are requested on existing plan projects.

Lenawee's Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors is made up of 12 Lenawee residents appointed by the County Commissioners and typically meets on the third Thursday of the month.

Contact Tim Robinson at 517-265-5141 or tim@lenaweenow.org for more information about Lenawee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.