Village to Convert Gas Station to Mixed-Use Development

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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:44 pm

LANSING, Mich. -- Milford, Mich., residents will soon see activity at the corner of Main and Commerce streets after the village of Milford Downtown Development Authority received a $566,853 loan from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

The site is a former gas station located in historic downtown Milford. The funding will support cleanup and mitigation of environmental contamination from the operation.

Corlin Builders has signed on to construct a new building with first-floor retail and upper level residential units. The project will include a bi-level parking ramp with street level access to the upper level off of Main Street and access to the lower level via Commerce Street. The zero-lot line construction of the building will align with the historic nature of downtown Milford and will add to the walkability of the area.

The redevelopment project is expected to create 35 jobs in the area.

The MDEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Program provides grants and loans to local governments for environmental activities on brownfield properties where redevelopment is proposed. Brownfields are vacant or abandoned properties with known or suspected environmental contamination.

SOURCE: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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