Brownfield Eligibility and Allowed Activities

Eligible Properties
Brownfield property eligibility is defined in Michigan Public Act 381 of 1996, Section 2. (MCL 125.2651-2660)
In summary, properties that are located in Detroit are eligible if they have eligible activities identified under a Brownfield plan, are formerly  or currently used as commercial, industrial, public or residential properties and are one of the following:
  • Contaminated
  • Blighted
  • Functionally Obsolete
Types of Incentives
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reimbursements
Developers who complete projects with eligible remediation and/or infrastructure activities may be reimbursed through TIF for specific costs to prepare the site for redevelopment. Activities that are eligible for TIF reimbursement include but are not limited to:
  • Baseline environmental assessments
  • Due care activities
  • Additional response activities
  • Lead or asbestos abatement
  • Demolition
  • Site preparation
  • Public infrastructure improvements