Filling your tank in Holt, Michigan, will soon be a sophisticated experience.
After two years without a single gas station, the city of nearly 25,000 people is getting a USA 2 GO Quick Store that offers craft beer on tap sold in growler jugs, specialty wraps and sandwiches, gourmet coffee as well as a stock of nearly 1,000 bottles of wine.
Set to open in December of 2017, the project was made possible, in part, by Brownfield funding.
PM Environmental, Inc. prepared the successful brownfield redevelopment plan and secured $265,000 to reimburse costs associated with the site assessment and Due Care responsibilities.
“The community is eager to see the addition of a sorely needed convenience store in the area, and it was a pleasure working with both the Township and developer to facilitate the project,” said Corey Levin, Brownfield and Economic Incentive Consultant at PM Environmental. “With the assistance of brownfield funding, the development has a great opportunity to be a successful long-term staple in Holt.”
The USA 2 GO site was formerly a gasoline service station, but had been vacant for two years. PM completed the environmental assessments, closures/removals of the below ground structures and leaking underground storage tanks (LUST), soil and groundwater remediation, and building demolition at the property.
This location will be the 8th USA 2 GO Quick Store in Michigan. The developer intends to invest an estimated $3 million into the project, which includes constructing the 5,000 square-foot convenience store located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Holt Road and Aurelius Road in Delhi Township.
“The remediation and Brownfield planning activities have gone a long way to facilitate redevelopment of the site,” said Adam Patton, Manager of Site Investigations at PM Environmental. “It’s great to see it put back to productive reuse.”