The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was established to encourage and assist developers who want to return contaminated and functionally obsolete property to productive use more quickly and at a lower cost than before, while at the same time protecting human health and natural resources.  The programs offered by the BRA are available throughout the city of Dearborn Heights.


Tim Emery, Chairman
William Davis
Richard Fetzer
Eleanor Gnatek
Hussein Houjaij
David Hull
Donald Killion
Lisa Korte
Tawnya Sterlini
Donald Willis
Cheryl Wojciechowski

The TIFA Administration also serve the same functions for the BRA.   Meetings are held on the same nights as TIFA Board meetings, as needed.

To date, the Dearborn Heights BRA has assisted in the completion of four major projects through its program:

  • Simply Self Storage on Ann Arbor Trail – photos (PDF)
  • Walgreens Pharmacy at Telegraph and Van Born – photo
  • Walgreens Pharmacy at Ford and Beech Daly – photos (PDF)
  • Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop at Telegraph and Warren – (see before/after photos above)

If you own a property that is eligible for Brownfield assistance, please contact our office for more information.