Brownfields Cleanup
                         Revolving Loan Fund
                         City of Taylor,  Ml

The City of Taylor (population 66,000) is located 15 miles
southwest of Detroit and encompasses an area of 24
square miles. Beginning in the 1950s, the township began
to change from a rural to an urban community. Highway
transportationimprovements put Taylor within a 20-minute
drive of downtown Detroit. The city is now primarily
residential and commercial, with light industrial parks in
the northern part of the city. Low-income  apartment
housing was constructed in the southern and western
portions of the city as part of the urban renewal program.
Currently, almost 10 percent of city residents live in

The city has identified over 34 properties as potential
brownfields, resulting largely from landfills  and illegal
dumping. The city has been a brownfields redevelopment
leader in the  state and is a member of a  successful
Brownfields Assessment Pilot,  the Downriver Area
Brownfields Consortium.  The Taylor  Brownfields
Redevelopment Authority was created in 1999 to promote
revitalization of environmentally distressed areas  and
encourage private investment in redevelopment projects.


The city's goal is to return brownfields to productive use
in order to further sustainable development and economic
growth in the community. The BCRLF Pilot will focus on
the I-94/Beverly and Lange Road sites within the City of


The City of Taylor is the cooperative agreement recipient
and will serve  as the  lead agency. Fund manager
responsibilities will be shared by the Taylor Economic
                                   PILOT SNAPSHOT
Date of Announcement:
May 2002

Amount: $1,000,000

BCRLF Target Area:
Lange Road and I-94/Beverly
                                     City of Taylor, Ml

                                     Taylor Department of
                                     Economic Development
  Region 5 Brownfields
                                       Visit the E PA Region 5 Brownfields web site at:

                                     Forfurther information, including specific Pilotcontacts,
                                   additional Pilot information, brownfields news and events, and
                                   publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:

                                Development and Finance Departments. A site manager
                                will be selected.

                                LEVERAGING OTHER RESOURCES

                                Potential sources of federal funding include the Department
                                of Housing and Urban Development's Entitlement and

Community Development Block Grant programs. Potential
sources of state funding include the Site Reclamation
Program grants, Clean Michigan Initiative Brownfields
Redevelopment grants, and the Site Revitalization Revolving
Loan Fund. Tax increment financing can be used to repay
developers for eligible brownfields redevelopment activities.
The City of Taylor has established aLocal Revolving Loan
Fund through the sale of redeveloped brownfields, and
these funds are available for financing other brownfields
cleanups in the city. In addition, the city, state, and private
developers are expected to provide in-kind services to
support brownfields redevelopment projects.

Use of BCRLF Pilot funds must be in accordance with CERCLA, and all
CERCLA restrictions on use of funding also apply to BCRLF funds.
                                                             Solid Waste            EPA 500-F-02-011
                                                             and Emergency         May 2002
                                                             Response (5101)        www.epa.gov/brownfields/