Whether it is contamination, functional obsolescence or blight, the Gryphon Group has experience redeveloping and building within Brownfield areas. As more and more downtown redevelopments are taking place, it is quite common that available sites either have existing structures that are no longer operationally functional or they are contaminated. In either scenario, there are programs and grants available to make redeveloping Brownfield sites feasible. The Gryphon Group has been involved with environmental mitigation, demolition and abatement of hazardous contamination and adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of outdated buildings. As a result, our firm has secured federal and state financing, been awarded Michigan Business Tax Credits and received grant money in order to make redevelopment in Brownfield districts a reality.
Kingston Place Apartments
Eaton Rapids, MI
In searching for a site to develop and build an independent senior living community in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the Gryphon Group chose the former bus garage of the Eaton Rapids School District. Although the existing structures contained minor contaminants and needed to be razed, the surrounding properties were predominantly residential in character and the site had a wonderful view of the Spring Brook River. Remediation included removal of petroleum tanks, asbestos, lead based paints, PCBs and demolition of the buildings. Currently on the site is Kingston Place Senior Apartments, which is a 40-unit development designated for the independent elderly.