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New deli & post office for Ossineke

Submitted by on July 11, 2019 – 12:56 amNo Comment

Sanborn Township has received a $220,000 grant to help a developer build a new deli and United States Post Office branch in Ossineke.

The property on US-23, near the four corners, was a former gas station and staff from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) found gasoline contamination from a leaking underground storage tank at the site.

The $220,000 grant will be used to ready the site for redevelopment by disposing of contaminated soil, blighted building demolition, a vapor barrier and a ventilation system to prevent exposure to harmful vapors. The project encompasses three properties.

Stephan Investments LLC will build the new deli and post office. The $300,000 redevelopment will create 12 new jobs.

EGLE partners with communities to protect public health and the environment and revitalize contaminated property. Agency grants and loans pay for environmental investigation and cleanup on brownfields, which are vacant or abandoned properties with known or suspected environmental contamination.

Partnerships between EGLE and communities have created more than $4.7 billion in private investment and 24,000 new jobs over the life of the Brownfield Redevelopment Program.