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.