What is the role of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority in the City of Manistee?
The role of the BRA is threefold:
1. Secure funding for, and undertake environmental assessments and other environmental activities to quantify the environmental challenges and costs associated with the redevelopment and/or business expansion potential of Brownfield properties. Developers and investors tend to avoid properties with unknown environmental concerns.
2. Assist existing property owners and prospective purchasers and developers with obtaining Federal, State and Local financial support for the redevelopment of their properties. There are numerous such programs (grants, tax credits, loans, tax abatements, etc.) available to people who are willing to invest in Brownfield properties.
3. Provide technical support to the City in dealing with known or suspected environmental issues on City properties. Some of this work is done by BRA staff, while the majority is contracted to environmental engineering and construction firms according to the procurement requirements of the funding source used for such work.

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1. What is the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority?
2. How many members are on the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority? When and where does the BRA meet?
3. What is the role of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority in the City of Manistee?
4. What are the goals of the BRA and how does it achieve them?
5. What are some of the redevelopment activities the BRA can assist with, and secure funding for on behalf of city and to the residents?
6. What is Brownfield Tax Increment Financing?
7. What are some of the projects the BRA is currently (2015) working on? What about past projects?
8. Are there any misconceptions about the BRA? If so, what are they?
9. How long it takes to process Brownfield projects.