Redevelopment Ready Sites

The Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is a program that measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices.  The RRC certification is a formal recognition that a community has a vision for the future and fundamental practices and a strategic community-driven approach in place to accomplish this vision. 

To be vibrant and competitive, Michigan communities must be ready for development by planning for new investment and reinvestment, identifying assets and opportunities, and focusing limited resources. The foundation of the certification program begins with RRC Best Practices designed to create a predictable and straightforward experience for investors, businesses and residents working within the community, and which challenge communities to be flexible while seeking quality development that supports a sense of place.  RRC’s attract and retain businesses, offer superior customer service and have a streamlined development approval process. 

The properties shown in the panel to the right have been determined by the Portage City Administration and the Portage Planning Commission as sites that have the greatest need for redevelopment that will not only benefit the surrounding area but promote economic growth and stability within the City of Portage.

The City of Portage offers a “one-stop-shop” development review process that emphasizes coordinated and expedited plan review and speed-to-permitting utilizing the award-winning Development Review Team.  For additional information on the RRC or to discuss one of the above properties, please contact the Department of Community Development at (269) 329-4477.