EPA Brownfield Cleanup Grant

Calhoun County received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) FY 2021 Brownfield Cleanup Grant totaling $500,000 to address contamination at the Calhoun County Justice Center property located at the vacant southeastern portion of the intersection of Elm Street and Michigan Avenue in the City of Battle Creek.  The project site encompasses approximately two acres and is known as “The Mound” because it is a 50-foot by 350-foot area that rises an average of 15 feet in height. The site was historically developed as a rail yard. The identified contamination on the site is likely associated with the historical site operations, consisting of an upper layer of topsoil that is underlain by sand filled with debris, as well as volatile organic compounds identified as hazardous substances. 

Please review the documents below for more information about this project. 

Project Information Open House

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
In the Lobby of the George W. Toeller Building
190 East Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014

 Calhoun County representatives will be present to 
answer any questions related to upcoming construction activities
to be carried out on property addressed at
161 East Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan

More information can be found on the
county website or by contacting the
Calhoun County Office of Community Development 269-781-0780