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.

Meetings


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 

Members


 
  • Mike Krueger, Chair
      Term expires: 2023
  • Luke Hackney, Vice Chair
    Term expires: 2022
  • Jacqueline Babcock
    Term expires: 2022
  • Greg Ballein
      Term expires: 2022
  • Robert Aydukovic
    Term expires: 2025
  • Justin Hewson
    Term expires: 2025


 
  • Jeffrey J. Smith
  •   Term expires: 2024
  • Reuben Levinsohn
      Term expires: 2024
  • Kristin K. Clark, Treasurer
     Term expires: 2024
  • Jessy Gregg, Mayor
  • George Lahanas, Executive Secretary

TIF Policy and Administrative Procedures


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

City Staff


Staff Resource: Adam Cummins, Community and Economic Development Administrator
Council Liaison: Mayor Jessy Gregg

Apply for a Vacancy


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