EGLE grant helps revitalize former service station in Sebewaing village

A brownfield redevelopment grant from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) will help the Huron County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Frankenmuth Credit Union redevelop 561 South Beck Street in the Village of Sebewaing.

Disused site to be redeveloped, located at a major intersection along the M-25 in the village of Sebewaing.

The property at 561 South Beck Street is contaminated with petroleum volatile organic chemicals (PVOCs) and polynuclear aromatic compounds (PNAs) from its former use as a gas station in the 1950s to the 2010s and included four leaking underground storage tanks. The property has remained vacant since the 2010s.

EGLE’s $395,000 brownfield redevelopment grant will be used to carry out environmental activities to support the reuse of the site. The grant will cover environmental site assessment activities, removal and disposal of contaminated soil, and the design and installation of a vapor attenuation system to prevent the migration of any remaining underground contamination into the planned structure. The 1.64 acre site will be redeveloped into a new 3,600 square foot credit union branch. The capital investment of $3,839,896 will increase the equalized value of the state by $5,400 to $1,343,963 and create seven full-time jobs.

The branch will provide the village of Sebewaing and surrounding communities with access to small business loans, personal loans, mortgages, student loans, financial planning and advice. The redevelopment is planned to incorporate several energy-saving features, including improved roof and window insulation, energy-efficient mechanical, electrical and lighting systems, quality control of energy-efficient air and setting up on-site solar trees for a main power source and solar system. generator powered as backup power source. The village of Sebewaing supports this project and strongly anticipates new employment opportunities and increased tax base within their community.

In addition to the incentives provided by EGLE, the redevelopment is receiving local support from the Village of Sebewaing and support from the Huron County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to make this project a reality.

For more information, visit EGLE’s Brownfields web page.

Expected results

  • A capital investment of approximately $3,839,896.
  • State equalized value increased from $5,400 to $1,343,963.
  • Creation of seven full-time jobs.