Brownfield Redevelopment Authority


The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) helps redevelop blighted, contaminated or functionally obsolete properties. They oversee the Brownfield Redevelopment Program and the Local Brownfield Revolving Fund.

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Annual Activity Synopsis

In 2021, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved three (3) projects that will result in approximately $121 million of private investment, 455 new jobs, 119 new housing units, and $295,000 of new City income taxes when the projects are complete. These projects are located at the following addresses:

  • 1601 Madison Avenue SE
  • Victory on Leonard – 900 Leonard Street NW
  • Spectrum Health CTI – North Monroe Avenue

In 2020, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority updated its policy for the Local Brownfield Revolving Fund to prioritize support for projects located in the Neighborhoods of Focus, and for first-time developers.


You can find information on the BRA’s meeting schedule, current board members, minutes, and past agendas on their meeting portal page.

Current Board Members

  • Guillermo Cisneros, Chair (Term Ends: 01/01/2024) 
  • Lynn Rabaut, Vice-Chair (Term Ends: 01/05/2027) 
  • Kristine Bersche, Secretary (Term Ends: 01/01/2024) 
  • Troy Butler, Treasurer (Term Ends: 01/05/2026) 
  • Jeff Edwards (Term Ends: 1/5/2026)
  • Kim McLaughlin (Term Ends: 01/01/2024)
  • Nathaniel Moody, Commissioner (Term Ends: 01/01/2024)
  • Brooke Oosterman (Term Ends: 01/05/2026)
  • Martin Uchendu (Term Ends: 01/03/2028)
  • John Van Fossen (Term Ends: 01/05/2027)
  • Milinda Ysasi, Commissioner (Term Ends: 01/01/2024)


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