LEI Grand Rapids Office Expands to New Location

LEI is pleased to announce that our Grand Rapids office will be moving to a larger location that will accommodate our continued growth.  Our new location, 800 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 120, is situated in a revitalized brownfield corridor along the east side of the Grand River in the City of Grand Rapids.  The anticipated relocation date is June 2016.

We are grateful to all of our loyal clients for putting us in this position.  Thank you for your ongoing commitment to LEI!


Beechtree Party Store – A Brownfield Success Story

IMG_3477An abandoned brownfield property, located along the busy Beechtree Street corridor in Grand Haven, has been revitalized into a new party store and fueling station, which opened for business on March 14, 2016.  This is a major victory for the community as this parcel had been idle for several years and was on the verge of foreclosure in early 2015.

LEI assisted a new owner with the acquisition and redevelopment of the site by overseeing the removal of four 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks; completing Phase I & II ESAs; preparing a BEA, Documentation of Due Care Compliance report, and Act 381 Combined Brownfield and Work Plan; and supervising the removal of contaminated soil and implementation of a vapor intrusion mitigation system.  To help offset the environmental costs associated with this project, LEI obtained USEPA Brownfield Assessment Grant funds from Ottawa County’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and developed a tax increment financing plan that was approved by the City of Grand Haven and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.