A developer for a national retail chain selected Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to assist with the redevelopment of a contaminated former service station (the Site) located in Cadillac, Michigan. On behalf of the developer, LEI completed the appropriate cleanup liability protection documentation required by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). In addition, LEI prepared a Brownfield Plan Amendment (BPA) that was approved by the Cadillac Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and City of Cadillac (City). Simultaneous to the BPA approval, LEI prepared an Act 381 Work Plan and DEQ Loan Application.
The Work Plan was approved by DEQ and approximately $143,000 in DEQ loan funds were provided to the City to assist the developer with eligible environmental costs associated with the redevelopment of the Site. The loan funds were utilized to facilitate the completion of the following eligible environmental activities: soil sampling; soil gas monitoring; preparation of loan work plans; oversight of contaminated soil/debris excavation and disposal; due care oversight and reporting. New tax revenue generated from the project will be utilized to repay the DEQ loan.