Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) has completed brownfield redevelopment services necessary to facilitate the new construction of a two-story office building at a contaminated downtown Grand Haven site. Construction activities commenced in June 2012 and were completed in April 2013. The new building is now the home of a growing professional marketing firm based out of Grand Haven.
Services provided by LEI include the completion of a Phase I ESA, a comprehensive Phase II investigation, a Baseline Environmental Assessment, a Due Care Plan, pre-demolition asbestos/lead-paint/light ballast surveys, demolition of a dilapidated 11,000 square foot structure, and contaminated soil removal and disposal. Through collaboration with the City of Grand Haven, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and Michigan Economic Development Corporation, LEI was able to secure approximately $470,000 in brownfield redevelopment incentives to offset the environmental costs associated with the project. Incentives obtained included a $220,000 DEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Grant, a $200,000 Michigan Business Tax Credit, and a $50,000 low-interest EDC loan.