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Case Studies By: Financial Incentives for Brownfields

Woodward Corners by Beaumont, Royal Oak, Michigan

Woodward Avenue, designated a state highway in 1913, is a bustling thoroughfare and is well-known by the residents of Southeast Michigan. It holds both historic and economic value for each of the Metro Detroit cities it passes through. It is famous for being the first paved road in America, when...

Rivore Metals, Pontiac, Michigan

Looking to relocate and become incorporated in the United States, Rivore Metals, LLC, a scrap metal processing company, found themselves drawn to the city of Pontiac, in the state of Michigan.

Located within the city’s “Diamond Corridor”, an area marked by Pontiac for innovative growth...

Regency at Troy, Oakland County, Michigan

Sitting vacant for just under a year, the 24,000 square-foot building on West Maple Road just north of the Oakland County Airport in Troy, Michigan, was constructed in 1957, prior to the Vietnam War.  Originally occupied by McGregor Manufacturing Corp., operations on the property consisted...

La-Z-Boy on Eureka Way! Taylor, Michigan

Abandoned and vacant for over 15 years, the property sitting at I-75 and Eureka Road had seen many potential investors walk away from it due to an industrial past.

Originally developed in 1955, the site was home to various machine shops and manufacturing operations until the last one,...

Brownfield Redevelopment of the Former Melling Drop Forging Property in Lansing, Michigan

A Lansing based developer conducted comprehensive environmental services in support of the redevelopment of a contaminated industrial site in Lansing, Michigan. The planned reuse of the property was for Warehousing with Offices.

Based on the findings of Phase I and II ESAs, an expedient...

Brownfield Redevelopment of a Portion of the Former Prudden Wheel Factory Property Located in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan

A major Ingham County based commercial/residential developer, conducted comprehensive environmental services in support of the redevelopment of a contaminated industrial site in Lansing, Michigan. The planned reuse of the property was for a residential apartment complex “The Prudden Place...

Brownfield Redevelopment of the Former Stop & Go Service Station Located in Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan

A development company demolished the former service station and redeveloped the property with a mixed use retail and residential condominium complex. The proposed plan was to construct a building with four (4) floors which will include retail/office space as well as 32 loft style condominium...

Brownfield Redevelopment of the Northland Plaza Shopping Center and the Former Detroit Armory Located in Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan

A major Residential/Commercial developer, redevelops the Northland Plaza Shopping Center Commercial Property and Former Detroit Armory Industrial Property into a mixed use Residential and Commercial development.

The Northland Plaza property consists of two (2) combined parcels totaling 20...

Brownfield Redevelopment of the Former Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Michigan

PM Environmental, Inc. (PM) was contracted to complete comprehensive environmental services in support of the redevelopment of a contaminated former General Motors Plant in Flint, Michigan.

Based on the findings of Phase I ESA the property consisted of approximately 34.04 acres, including...

Multi-Phase Due Diligence Project for the Former TRW Facility Located in Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Michigan

PM Environmental, Inc. (PM) was retained to complete environmental due diligence for the purposes of purchasing a 80 acre property from Tier 1 Auto Supplier, TRW in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

The property was divided into two portions.  The eastern portion contained the building...

EPA Brownfield Site Assessment Grant Preparation and Management for the Sweetwater Arts and Entertainment District in Florence, Alabama

PM Environmental, Inc. was retained by the City of Florence to provide consulting and grant preparation assistance for a Hazardous Substance and Petroleum Grant Request with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  PM Environmental conducted historical research on the area, provided...

The Harrison, Royal Oak, Michigan

Located at 1210 Morse, near the heart of vibrant downtown Royal Oak, Michigan, stood a property with a lengthy history of fuel oil tank storage/distribution, coal storage, foam manufacturing, plastic injection molding, and lumber distribution and woodworking.  The property was in a redevelopment...

Jackson Kayak, Sparta, Tennessee

One of the largest exporters of goods in the state of Tennessee was looking to expand operations after outgrowing the facility they had been solely operating out of for six years.  As a leading kayak, paddleboard and cooler manufacturer, Jackson Kayak found themselves at the doorstep of what was...

The Ashley, Detroit, Michigan

A local developer was taking on its first complete multifamily conversion on a historic hotel in Detroit, Michigan, and looked to PM Environmental, Inc. to perform environmental consulting services.

The Milner Hotel had a long, vibrant history, but had fallen into disrepair. The $3...

Mary Holmes College, West Point, Mississippi

PM Environmental, Inc. successfully wrote and managed two EPA grants (assessment and cleanup) as well as performed Due Diligence and hazardous material removal services for this long-term project.

Initially, PM was hired by the City of West Point, Mississippi, to provide consulting and...

Successful Brownfield redevelopment of abandoned gas station in Ingham County, MI

A local developer was looking to redevelop a highly visible location near Michigan State University, and sought out PM Environmental for environmental services.

The development site was a partially vacant property that had once housed a gas station and a Big Boy restaurant.  The gas...