The economic development staff also offers its expertise and resources to redevelop abandoned and environmentally distressed sites. This is accomplished through our Brownfield Redevelopment Initiative and Brownfield Plan, as well as resources brought to bear through cooperative ventures with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and US Environmental Protection Agency. Under the approved work plan for the City of Kalamazoo’s Site Assessment Grant for Hazardous Substances, limited funding has been set aside to assist developers of privately-owned brownfield sites complete their due diligence environmental assessments, prior to acquisition.
Download the Guidelines for Environmental Site Assessment Assistance
(pdf) or contact our office for more information.