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Brownfield Redevelopment In Washtenaw County Creates Jobs

May 12, 2016

Thompson Block in Ypsilanti is one of several Brownsfield redevelopment projects in Washtenaw County.
Credit Courtesy Photo / ewashtenaw.org

A Washtenaw County Brownfield program analysis revealed positive impacts that type of project has on the community.


Over 1,900 jobs have been created or retained in Washtenaw County because of local projectsNathan Voght, who is the county's Brownfield redevelopment coordinator, says protecting residents and the environment continue to be a top priority.

"Hotspots can continue to leak into our groundwater, leak into our streams and rivers..."

15 projects have been completed, and another five are underway.  

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