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Brownfield grant to redevelop contaminated land in Bay City

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More than a decade has passed since a contaminated lot in Bay City has seen any clean up action. Thanks to grant funding from the Department of Environmental Quality, that’s about to change.

The funding is in the form of a Brownfield grant. A grant meant specifically for the cleanup of contaminated sites.

The land used to be home to a gas station, and years of leaking tanks left the area contaminated.

Ryan Londrigan is the Brownfield Coordinator with the DEQ.

“We have provided 200,000 dollars of grant funding to assist with the environmental cleanup necessary to make that site safe for its reuse.”

Londrigan said the site is being redeveloped as a six unit residential building. It will resemble a historical French mansion in order to fit with the historical district where it’s located.

Clean up and construction are expected to be complete next year.