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A Better Partnership


Aug 2012
August 02, 2012
The Latest Tools for Brownfield Redevelopment and Other New Developments

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

The Michigan Chapter of the National Brownfield Association is sponsoring a program on issues that affect brownfield redevelopment in Michigan, including new tools available to developers and municipalities, hot buttons for lenders, the impact of vapor intrusion on redevelopment, and a report from the RACER Trust.  This promises to be a very timely and informative program and anyone involved in brownfield projects will benefit from attending. There will also be a tour of two very important brownfield projects in the area:  the Harbor Shores development on over 500 acres and the new Whirlpool office complex in downtown Benton Harbor.

  • Proposed Amendments to Act 381 as a result of the CSI process
  • Status of Community Revitalization Program
  • Lender Issues, including an update on lending sources/changes since the great recession
  • Impact of vapor intrusion on redevelopment
  • Redevelopment Ready Communities Program
  • RACER Trust Report

Speakers will include representatives from MEDC, MDEQ and the private sector.  Bruce Rasher, Chair of the Board of the NBA, will discuss the latest developments involving the RACER Trust, which owns many legacy sites previously owned by General Motors.

  • Thursday, August 2, 2012
  • The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 601 Main St., St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • $50 for NBA Members, $125 Non-NBA Members
  • 8:30 am - Registration
  • 9:00 - Noon - Program
  • Noon - 12:30 - Networking/Boxed Lunch
  • 12:30 - 2:30 - Bus tour of Harbor Shores and Whirlpool Office Complex

If you are interested in golfing at Harbor Shores Golf Course after the tour of the Brownfield sites, contact Joe Hooker at or 616.454.4454 no later than Friday, July 13.

Please contact Lori Tuttle Measure to register for this program at 616.752.2492 or

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