DEQ giving $1.35M to Vicksburg mill redevelopment

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A plan to redevelop the site of the old Vicksburg Paper Mill has received $1.35 million from the state.

The money — a $100,000 grant and $1.25 million loan — came from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality under the Brownfield Redevelopment Program. The cash will go to specific environmental activities to clean up the W. Highway Street property.

The Kalamazoo County Planning & Development Department says Paper City Development, LLC is investing $50 million to rehabilitate the site into a mixed-use development that will include a brewery and retail, office and residential space.

The redevelopment is expected to bring 200 jobs to Vicksburg.

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