Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
 The Auburn Hills Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) uses Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to clean up polluted properties (aka "Brownfields") within the city.  The BRA, with approval from the City Council, captures TIF revenue to reimburse land developers for cleanup costs that they would not have otherwise incurred if they had developed a "Greenfield " site.  This is done when cleanup costs cannot be recovered from the person or entity that caused the pollution.  Michigan Public Act 381 controls this process.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) enforces Michigan regulations regarding the cleaning of contaminated properties.  Developers must submit analysis of the contaminants on the property and plans showing how a safe cleanup will be accomplished. 
Redeveloping a brownfield causes a developer extra delays and added red-tape.  In return, a developer can sometimes find a property in a prime location, or a larger parcel than is available elsewhere in the city.  For it's part, the public receives a less-contaminated site that will not be hazardous to people who live near it; a "revolving fund" to help pay for other cleanups; and, after other costs are covered, increased tax revenues from a redeveloped site.

BRA Sign 2022 - Copy (2)

2023 Meeting Schedule
Meetings will take place at 6:00 PM the third Tuesday of each month in the  City Hall Administrative Conference Room.  The date, time and location may be modified from time to time, so please be sure to check the calendar on the main page of the website.

  • January 17-Canceled
  • February 21
  • March 21-Moved to March 28 
  • April 18-Canceled
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19
 Public Hearing Notices

June 19, 2023 7:00 PM

AHBRA Meeting Packets 2020
January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
April 21, 2020
June 23, 2020
August 25, 2020
October 20, 2020

AHBRA Meeting Packets 2021
January 19, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021
August 3, 2021
November 16, 2021

AHBRA Meeting Packets 2022
January 18, 2022
April 20, 2022
July 12, 2022
August 16, 2022 

View Past Minutes and Agendas

Current Projects

3180 Auburn Road Photos & Map

2041 Auburn Road (Kayak Point)

Galloway Creek Quarterly Testing-2022

Annual Reports

 Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors:

Member        Term Ending
Henry Knight              12/04/2023
Larry Douglas        12/31/2025
Wes Schaar         12/31/2025
Christopher Slocum, Chairman        12/31/2025
Joseph Hopper        12/31/2024
Stephanie L. Carroll
     Executive Director 248.364.6802