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Grand Traverse Co. Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Accepts Application For Eighth Street Project

The first steps have been taken to turn property along Eighth Street in Traverse City into a new $10 million development.

The Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has just accepted Envision Eighth Street, LLC’s application for the massive project.

It’s a two-phase, $10 million redevelopment that is expected to bring 25 jobs to the area.

Both phases would include retail, commercial space, workforce housing and underground parking.

The property would also serve as an additional location for Higher Grounds Coffee.

The group is asking for the Brownfield board’s help in making this project a reality and the start of revitalizing the Eighth Street corridor. 

"I want to be part of a corridor that can help bring affordable workplace, utilize the natural environment in a sustainable way and have a building development that is able to live up to standards to green building, and be something innovative that’s going to help drive toward the vision that the community has made here on Eighth Street," says Chris Treter, Higher Grounds Coffee owner.

The development group is requesting more than $2.5 million in brownfield reimbursement for environmental work.

The project would also include new kayak launches and walkways to the Boardman River.