Brownfield Redevelopment

Creation, Purpose and Management
In October 2006 the Osceola County Board of Commissioners created the Osceola County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority ("Authority").  The Authority was created to assist in the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of real property which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Day-to-day management of the Brownfield Redevelopment program is provided through the County's Community Development office.  Strategic decisions and program oversight is provided by the Osceola County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Sponsored Site Assessments
The Osceola County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (Authority) recently (August 2018) received an $83,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  The Authority will be using the grant to conduct site assessments at four sites in order to facilitate the sale to possible buyers.  


EPA Sponsored Hazardous and Petroleum Site Assessments
In 2007 Osceola County received a $400,000 Brownfield Assessment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  From 2007-2012 the Osceola County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority completed 40 Environmental Site Assessments, 9 Baseline Environmental Assessments, 4 Due Care Plans, and 1 Brownfield Plan.  The $400,000 EPA grant resulted in a private sector investment of $26,550,000, 109 temporary jobs, and 147 full-time jobs.