Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

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Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

The city has a brownfield redevelopment authority composed of a board of nine members that also serves as the local development financing authority board. The purpose of the OBRA is to redevelop contaminated and obsolete sites within the city of Owosso under Public Act 381 of 1996.

This authority has the power to approve brownfield plans for specific sites and projects within the city. This designation allows the OBRA to collect taxes on new property tax increase increments to pay off eligible expenses onsite over time. Such a designation can also make the site eligible for other state incentives.

The OBRA has been successful at redeveloping contaminated and functionally obsolete sites and putting them into use; creating jobs, tax revenue, and ameliorating blight. To date, the OBRA has worked with 14 BRA sites, 8 of which are still active. One of the most notable projects is the Woodard Station project on the corner of Cass Street, and M-52. A list of all projects is below.

For information on existing brownfields, brownfield candidates, contaminated sites, or potential redevelopment projects, contact Susan Montenegro.

 
# Name  Address  Year Created  Year Amended  Active  Inactive 
Owosso Cinema 214 E. Comstock  May-00     
2 South Side Shell 145 Corunna   Jan-01      X
3 TiAL Products  615 Cass   Nov-01  Jun-07  X  
Alliance HNI 525 S. Gould  Nov-00    X  
Hudson Dealership 222 S. Water  Apr-02      X
Owosso Inn  102 S. Washington  Dec-02      X
Reserved          
8 Sugar Beet 1500 W. Oliver  Nov-02  Jul-16    X
Robbins Loft 1231 W. Main  Dec-05    X  
10  1000 Bradley 1000 Bradley  Oct-05    X  
11  Capitol Bowl  219 S. Washington Apr-06    X  
12  Woodard Station  317 S. Elm  Sep-06    X  
13  Wesener Building  104-108 N. Washington  Sep-07 Nov-10
Aug-11
  Sep-13
 
14  Lebowsky Center  122 E. Main  Mar-10    
15  Armory 201-215 N. Water   May-14  Dec-14  
16  Qdoba  910 E. Main   Oct-15    
17  Cargill-Sonoco  121 N. Chipman
1509 W. Oliver 
Sep-16    
18  Mueller Building  300 W. Main  Jan-17    
19  The 344 Building  344 W. Main  Jan-17    

Contact

Susan Montenegro

989.725.0544
susan.montenegro@ci.owosso.mi.us

Members

Loreen Bailey

David Vaughn

John Horvath

Larry Cook

Michael Bazelides

Julie Omer

Jeff Phillips

Richard Williams