Ginny Dougherty

Ginny Dougherty specializes in Brownfield and economic development incentives, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup grants. She focuses on the identification of attainable incentive programs on a project-by-project basis to best suit both the investor and the community.

Dougherty regularly works with developers, municipalities, business, and government agencies to facilitate private investment in brownfield properties. She has served clients since 2015.

Areas of expertise

  • Prepare and manage local and combined Brownfield plans, Act 381 Work Plans, develop Tax Increment Financing (TIF) tables and applications as required by applicable governing body under Michigan law
  • Prepare and manage Michigan Tax Abatement Applications (i.e. PA 146, PA 210, etc.)
  • Prepare and manage Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Grant and Loan Applications and Awards
  • Attend and present at meetings and completes associated correspondence with government units and clients as appropriate for the project
  • Project manager and point of contact on multi-phase Environmental Due Diligence and incentive projects between multiple stakeholders
  • Prepare and coordinate EPA Brownfield Grant Application in conjunction with management team members nationwide; review EPA debriefs, high-scoring proposals, and attend webinars to expand capabilities and knowledge
  • Manage USEPA site assessment grants for municipal clients, prepare site eligibility documentation and coordinate with management teams on EPA Brownfield Grant fund projects
  • Maintain USEPA Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES) databases
  • Stewardship of designated historic structures and available Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
  • Prepare and review Section 106 applications for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (1966), as amended


University of Michigan B.S. Architecture

Eastern Michigan University M.S. Historic Preservation


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