Douglas J brownfield redevelopment: approved

By Merinda Valley
Meridian Times staff writer

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP — The Ingham County Board of Commissioners has approved the Douglas J brownfield redevelopment project for the property in downtown Okemos. The Douglas J salon is now eligible for reimbursement of up to $328,900 to clean up contaminants in the site’s soil and buildings, and demolish the former Travelers Club, Triple Goddess Bookstore and White Bros. Music. The Ingham County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority will fund the project through a local tax capture that is projected to begin in 2014 and end in 2017. Following the cleanup, construction of Douglas J’s new salon, and office, residential and retail space will begin.