Brownfield Plans

The purpose of a Brownfield Plan (Plan) is to create a funding mechanism (Tax Increment Financing) through which the Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (KCBRA) can provide Baseline Environmental Assessment activities, Due Care activities and other eligible response activities at certain eligible properties in the county. Plans are developed and adopted pursuant to Michigan’s Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act. For each project site, a general description of the eligible activities to be paid for with tax increment financing is included. Projections are made regarding the investments planned for each site and the resulting future taxable value. These projections include assumptions about costs, property assessments and the tax increment created by the redevelopment. The Plan describes the estimated tax increment and the effect to each taxing jurisdiction. It also provides a projected reimbursement plan.

Properties that are eligible for enrollment in a Plan include properties that are contaminated, abandoned and/or under-utilized and meet the definition of a “facility, blighted, functionally obsolete, or historic resource.” The KCBRA has established an application and evaluation process to evaluate and consider individual properties for enrollment in a Plan. The KCBRA and the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners must approve all Plans. Prior to capturing school taxes (Act 381 Workplan) for eligible activities, approval by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and/or the Michigan Economic Growth Authority is required.

Complete Brownfield Plans

Transformational Brownfield Plan 
The Mill at Vicksburg
East “W” Avenue – Village of  Vicksburg
Combined Act 381 Transformational Brownfield Plan The Mill at Vicksburg (.pdf format)

Midlink Business Park
5200 East Cork St. – Comstock Township
Midlink Business Park Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Brown Family Holdings/Former Goodwill Industries
2700 N. Pitcher Street – Kalamazoo Township
Brown Family Holdings Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

232 LLC
232 W. Michigan Avenue – City of Kalamazoo
Jimmy Johns Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Kartar #6
306 N. Grand Street – Village of Schoolcraft
Kartar #6 Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Former Buds Auto
9008 Portage Road – City of Portage
Former Buds Auto Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Corner@Drake
NW Corner – Drake Road and Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo – Oshtemo Township
Corner@Drake Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Clark Logic
555 E. Eliza Street – Village of Schoolcraft
Clark Logic Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Blackbird Billiards
3912 Douglas Avenue – Kalamazoo Township
Blackbird Billiards Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Kalamazo West Professional Center
2425 S. 11th Street – Oshtemo Township
Kalamazoo Mortgage Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

RAI Jets
5825 and 5901 Willoughby Drive – City of Portage
RAI Jets Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Metal Mechanics
400 S. 14th Street – Village of Schoolcraft
Metal Mechanics Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Stryker Instruments Division
Portage Road and E. Milham Avenue – City of Portage
Stryker Instruments Division Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Former Superior Colour Graphics
381/383 S. Pitcher Street – City of Kalamazoo
Former Superior Colour Graphics Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Stadium Park Way Redevelopment
Stadium Park way & Stadium Drive – Oshtemo Township
Stadium Park Way Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Delta Marriott – Former Holiday Terraces Bowling Alley
2747 South 11th Street – Oshtemo Township
Delta Marriot Brownfield Plan (.pdf format)

Pending Brownfield Plans

Graphic Packaging International, LLC Brownfield Plan

Located in the City of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township
N. Pitcher Street, Paterson Street, and Harrison Street
18820878_5 GPI – Kalamazoo Co Brownfield Plan Twp approved and noticed 9-13-19