Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Meets the last Wednesday of every month
  • Commission Chambers - 2nd Floor
  • Governmental Center
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, MI 49684
  • 2016 Meeting Schedule
Televised Meeting Information
Meetings are broadcasted live on Government Access Television (TV 99). Meetings are re-played at 10 a.m. on the Sunday immediately following the regular meeting date and at 12 p.m. on the Tuesday immediately following the regular meeting date.

View the UpNorth Media meeting schedule.

As we have no control of the scheduling or playback of the recorded meetings, the times listed are according to playback information as received from the recording company. We will try to note any deviation in the schedule. However, you may access meetings online thanks to the UpNorth Media Center at the Grand Traverse County section of their site.
  1. Jean Derenzy

    Deputy Director

  2. Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

    Physical Address
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    Phone: 231-922-4676

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

The Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority promotes and facilitates the reuse and redevelopment of environmentally impaired properties.

The Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was established in 1997 under the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, PA 381 of 1996, as amended. The BRA is a 7-member board appointed by the County Board of Commissioners for a 3-year term, per statute. From the time of establishment of BRA in 1997 until 2009, members on the BRA also served on the Economic Development Corporation. Effective January 1, 2009, both boards were separated and therefore have different memberships. 

Primary Functions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
  • Facilitate the redevelopment of environmentally contaminated and under-utilized properties located within the County.
  • Oversee the process of reviewing, approving and management of Brownfield Plans and work plans for site redevelopment through the use of tax increment financing, tax credits, grants and loans and in association with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Economic Growth Authority.
  • Work to clean up sites with contaminated soil and groundwater.
  • Redevelop contaminated sites to reduce development pressure on the green spaces. Redeveloped properties increase in value and thereby increase the tax base.
  • Facilitate creation of new jobs and employment opportunities in community.