August 20, 2020
Source: Jim Bloch
Department: MediaNews Group
There may yet be condos, restaurants and shopping options at the site of a former coal-burning DTE power plant in Marysville.
But the property must first be cleaned up to residential standards.
Toward that goal, the St. Clair County Brownfield Development Authority has won a $485K Renew Michigan grant from the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
Randy Fernandez, the city manager of Marysville, announced the grant at the July 27 meeting of the city council.
Jeff Hawkins, CEO of Envirologic, shares some thoughts on the project below.
"Redeveloping a 100-year old coal fired power plant takes planning, patience, perseverance and the right team. Envirologic is proud to be part of the redevelopment team for this site -- members include the St. Clair County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, City of Marysville, St. Clair County Economic Development Alliance and the Commercial Development Corporation. Envirologic has been focused on understanding the redevelopment needs of the site and the community, which allowed for the successful application and receipt of various funding tools including the U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant and the recent $485,000 EGLE Brownfield Assessment Grant. These resources will assist in preparing the site for the highest and best use as desired by the community which may include residential development. Envirologic looks forward to the successful implementation of the EGLE Grant, which will help propel this prime redevelopment property into something special for the City of Marysville and the region."
Read the entire article St. Clair County wins grant to assess contamination at old Marysville power plant site.