Brownfield Authority/Economic Development Corporation

The City of Oak Park established a Brownfield Authority during Fiscal year 2004/2005.  The Authority was made possible via Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (PA381) which is administered by the State of Michigan.  

The first approved project, in 2005, involves the redevelopment of the Detroit Artillery Armory site and consists of approximately 100 acres for redevelopment.  FedEx Ground is currently constructing a distribution center on 54 of the 100 acre site.  There remains 36 acres available for redevelopment.  

The second approved project, in 2013, involves the Eaton Steel property on Capital Street.  This project has been completed.