Detroit Brownfield
Redevelopment Authority

What Does the DBRA Do?

The City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (DBRA) was established to promote the revitalization of environmentally distressed and blighted areas within the boundaries of the City of Detroit.

The City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (the “DBRA”) was established pursuant to Michigan Public Act 381 of 1996 (“Act 381”), as amended, to promote the revitalization of environmentally distressed and blighted areas within the boundaries of the City of Detroit. Under Act 381, substantial redevelopment throughout Detroit has been supported by Brownfield incentives. Since the program’s inception, the DBRA has facilitated the approval of over 250 plans for Brownfield redevelopment including residential, mixed-use, retail, industrial, office and commercial uses.

Developers of properties that qualify as contaminated, blighted, or functionally obsolete and are part of an approved Brownfield plan, may be eligible for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) reimbursement – increases in property taxes that result from new investments – for both environmental and non-environmental activities. These activities include baseline environmental assessments; due care activities; additional response activities; lead, asbestos and mold abatement; demolition; site preparation; and infrastructure improvements.

DBRA is governed by its Board of Directors, who receive input from the DBRA Community Advisory Committee (the “DBRA-CAC”). DBRA Board members are appointed by the mayor subject to the consent of City Council.

DBRA Meetings

DBRA REGULAR MEETINGS NOTICE – FY 2022-2023

DEGC Loan Fund Checklist

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETINGS NOTICE – FY 2022-2023

DEGC Loan Fund Application

Upcoming Meetings

Documents

  1. DBRA staff accepts the brownfield application and performs financial review of the project
  2. DBRA staff presents the Brownfield Plan to DBRA Board of Directors for approval on next steps:
    • Submit the Brownfield Plan to the DBRA Community Advisory Committee
    • Conduct a local public hearing on the Brownfield Plan
  3. DBRA staff holds a Community Advisory Committee meeting to present the Brownfield Plan for recommendation of approval
  4. DBRA staff holds a public hearing for the proposed Brownfield Plan in the project location area for the purpose of collecting public feedback
  5. The results of the Community Advisory Committee meeting and the local public hearing are presented to the DBRA Board of Directors for final Brownfield Plan approval and submittal to Detroit City Council
  6. A public hearing is held on the Brownfield Plan at Detroit City Council’s Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee
  7. Detroit City Council votes on approval of the Brownfield Plan
  8. The plan is submitted to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for review and approval of non-environmental eligible activities by the Michigan Strategic Fund
  9. Plan is submitted to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy for review and approval of environmental activities, as applicable.

DBRA REGULAR MEETINGS NOTICE – FY 2021-2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETINGS NOTICE – FY 2021-2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JUNE 22, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – JUNE 22, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – JUNE 22, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – JUNE 22, 2022

411 PIQUETTE LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – JUNE 20, 2022
411 PIQUETTE LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES – JUNE 20, 2022

DBRA-CAC SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – JUNE 13, 2022
DBRA-CAC SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA – JUNE 13, 2022
DBRA-CAC SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES – JUNE 13, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – JUNE 8, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – JUNE 8, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JUNE 8, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – JUNE 8, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – JUNE 8, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – JUNE 8, 2022

FORMER FISHER BODY PLANT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT 6501 HASTINGS STREET LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – JUNE 6, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – MAY 25, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – MAY 25, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – MAY 25, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – MAY 25, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – MAY 25, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – MAY 25, 2022

DBRA BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE – MAY 25, 2022
DBRA BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING RESCHEDULE NOTICE – MAY 25, 2022
DBRA BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA – MAY 25, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – MAY 11, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – MAY 11, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – MAY 11, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – MAY 11, 2022

FORMER AMC HEADQUARTERS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT 14250 PLYMOUTH ROAD BROWNFIELD PLAN LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – MAY 5, 2022
FORMER AMC HEADQUARTERS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT 14250 PLYMOUTH ROAD BROWNFIELD PLAN LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES – MAY 5, 2022

DBRA-CAC SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – APRIL 28, 2022
DBRA-CAC SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA – APRIL 28, 2022
DBRA-CAC SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES – APRIL 28, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – APRIL 27, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – APRIL 27, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – APRIL 27, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – APRIL 27, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – APRIL 27, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – APRIL 27, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – APRIL 13, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – APRIL 13, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – APRIL 13, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – APRIL 13, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – APRIL 13, 2022
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – MARCH 23, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – MARCH 23, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – MARCH 9, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – MARCH 9, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – FEBRUARY 23, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – FEBRUARY 23, 2022

*UPDATED* CODA BRUSH PARK CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – FEBRUARY 17, 2022
*UPDATED* CODA BRUSH PARK CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – FEBRUARY 10, 2022
CODA BRUSH PARK CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – FEBRUARY 3, 2022

THE RIBBON CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – FEBRUARY 10, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – FEBRUARY 9, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – FEBRUARY 9, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – FEBRUARY 9, 2022
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – FEBRUARY 9, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JANUARY 26, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JANUARY 26, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JANUARY 12, 2022

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JANUARY 12, 2022

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – DECEMBER 15, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – DECEMBER 15, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – DECEMBER 15, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – DECEMBER 15, 2021

THE RIBBON LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – DECEMBER 14, 2021
THE RIBBON LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES – DECEMBER 14, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – DECEMBER 1, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – DECEMBER 1, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – DECEMBER 1, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – DECEMBER 1, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – DECEMBER 1, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – DECEMBER 1, 2021

CODA BRUSH PARK LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – NOVEMBER 22, 2021
CODA BRUSH PARK LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 22, 2021

AMENDED AND RESTATED OSI ART APARTMENTS @ WEST END CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – NOVEMBER 18, 2021

JEFFERSON-HOLCOMB CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – NOVEMBER 18, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – NOVEMBER 17, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – NOVEMBER 17, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – NOVEMBER 10, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA- NOVEMBER 10, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 10, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – NOVEMBER 10, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – NOVEMBER 10, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 10, 2021

BRUSH8 TOWNHOMES CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – OCTOBER 28, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – OCTOBER 27, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – OCTOBER 27, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – OCTOBER 27, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – OCTOBER 27, 2021

DBRA LOCAL BROWNFIELD REVOLVING FUND COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE – OCTOBER 27, 2021

JEFFERSON-HOLCOMB LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – OCTOBER 25, 2021
JEFFERSON-HOLCOMB LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES- OCTOBER 25, 2021

DBRA LOCAL BROWNFIELD REVOLVING FUND COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE – OCTOBER 25, 2021
DBRA LOCAL BROWNFIELD REVOLVING FUND COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – OCTOBER 25, 2021

AMENDED AND RESTATED OSI ART APARTMENTS @ WEST END LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – OCTOBER 20, 2021
AMENDED AND RESTATED OSI ART APARTMENTS @ WEST END LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES – OCTOBER 20, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – OCTOBER 13, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – OCTOBER 13, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – OCTOBER 13, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – OCTOBER 13, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – OCTOBER 13, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – OCTOBER 13, 2021

BRUSH8 TOWNHOMES LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
BRUSH8 TOWNHOMES LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – AUGUST 25, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – AUGUST 25, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – AUGUST 11, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – AUGUST 11, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JULY 28, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JULY 28, 2021

BAGLEY & 16TH CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – JULY 15, 2021

CORKTOWN MIXED USE CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – JULY 15, 2021

DBRA-CAC REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE – JULY 14, 2021

DBRA REGULAR MEETING NOTICE – JULY 14, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING AGENDA – JULY 14, 2021
DBRA REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – JULY 14, 2021

DETROIT FOOD COMMONS CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – JULY 8, 2021

112 EDMUND PLACE CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – JULY 1, 2021

Let us help you with Brownfield Redevelopment in Detroit

Brian Vosburg

Director of Brownfield Redevelopment