Request For Sealed Bids for Two (2) Properties For Sale at Former Government Site.
Due Care Plan
Phase II ESA
Map of the Properties
2012 Aerial of Site
In April of 2006, a subcommittee comprised of three (3) County Board members, held meetings to determine the future of the property in Leland once the jail and courthouse buildings were relocated. An appraisal was obtained for the property and the County Board then accepted bids for the purchase of the property. Approximatley a year later, the County Board approved a purchase agreement with a local firm. The County also paid Leland Township $137,500 to release a portion of the property which was under a reversionary clause. In 2007, a Brownfield Plan was approved for the project. The LCBRA applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for loan funds, on behalf of the developer, for assessment and cleanup at the site. The project was approved for $1.2 million in MDEQ loan dollars for cleanup. An amendment to the Brownfield Plan was approved in 2008. In order to allow the original sale to proceed (with terms under a land contract), the property was deeded to the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LCBRA) and a land contract agreement was approved in 2008, and later modified several times.
An Act 381 Work Plan was approved by the MDEQ in 2009 which outlined the eligible activities that could be conducted under the terms on the MDEQ loan. In 2010 the local Health Department provided preliminary approval for the project and Leland Township approved the Planned Unit Development (PUD). Demolition of the former government complex and removal of a portion of Cedar St has been completed, a stormwater maintenance agreement is in place and stormwater designs have been initiated. Water testing has been completed and two (2) Type III water systems are installed on the site as well as one (1) water treatment building. The developers have constructed a duplex on a portion of the property deeded to them under the terms of the land contract. The remaining property has defaulted under the land contract and is back under ownership of the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. The Browfield Redevelopment Authority is the major property owner in both of these condo associations. General common elements under the authority of the condo associations include the wells, water treatment systems, and treatment buildings.
Master Deeds for the associations are recorded in the Register of Deeds in Liber 1053, page 308, and Liber 1053, page 661. The Planned Unit Development (PUD) Agreement is recorded in Liber 1053, page 366 and the First Addendum to the Agreement is recorded in Liber 1055, page 765. Visit the Register of Deeds office in the Leelanau Government Center to view these documents, or use the online service.
The Historic Jail on the property is vacant.
For a copy of the current appraisal of the property, or more information, please call the LCBRA Director at 231-256-9812.