Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

Under Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, the City of East Lansing has formed a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The purpose of the BRA is to assist development projects that face economic challenges due to environmental constraints.

Environmental constraints range from the presence of toxic and hazardous substances to functionally obsolete and blighted properties. Assistance is provided though tax increment financing and/or Michigan Single Business Tax (SBT) credits. This policy has been created to provide a framework for assessing and approving brownfield projects. Independent of the city’s policy, the City of East Lansing remains subject to all requirements of Public Act 381.

The BRA consists of 11 members who serve four-year terms and meet monthly.

Center City Project - 2020 Refunding of Limited Obligation Tax Increment Revenue Bonds

Learn more about the 2020 refunding of bonds that were originally issued in 2017 to finance the public infrastructure and City parking garage portions of the Center City District redevelopment project.


Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 


  • Mike Krueger, Chair
     Term expires: 2027
  • Luke Hackney, Vice Chair
    Term expires: 2026
  • Jeffrey J. Smith, Treasurer
    Term expires: 2024
  • David Ledebuhr
    Term expires: 2024
  • Reuben Levinsohn
    Term expires: 2024
  • Robert Aydukovic
    Term expires: 2025
  • Justin Hewson
    Term expires: 2025
  • Jacqueline Babcock
    Term expires: 2026
  • Greg Ballein
    Term expires: 2026
  • Ron Bacon, Mayor
  • Randy Talifarro, Interim City Manager, Executive Secretary

TIF Policy and Administrative Procedures

BRA Administrative Procedures (PDF)
TIF Policy Resolution (PDF)

City Staff

Staff Resource: Heather Pope, Community and Economic Development Administrator
Council Liaison: Mayor Ron Bacon

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.