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SG-W:/ Open space
- Subject: SG-W:/ Open space
- From: "Robert M. Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 10:42:03 -0500
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Title: Open space
Below is a story from
Crain's Detroit Business News,
Does anyone know if
the State of Michigan even considered making all or part of the this
713 acres within 10 miles of Ann Arbor into a park?
Who made the
The state will
not develop a 713-acre parcel of land it owns in York Township, now
that Pfizer Global Research & Development in Ann Arbor has struck
a deal with the University of Michigan to buy land in the
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. had hoped a major user would
help bring utilities to the property, something the township now will
have to do at a cost that could run into the millions.
York Township is
on Washtenaw County's southern border, south of Pittsfield Township
and Ann Arbor.
interested in the property for its expansion plans and had performed
due diligence on the parcel, said Jeff Kaczmarek, senior vice
president for business and community services at the
Now, the MEDC will work with the state Department of Management and
Budget to sell the property to a private developer, Kaczmarek
The agency has been working with York Township for about two years
and had hoped to develop a technology research park there.
Kaczmarek said the MEDC still will market the site; it just won't be
The state is
selling the land because the Center for Forensic Psychiatry is moving
to a new building on the northern part of the site and only needs
part of the property.
© Crain Communications,
Robert M. Johnson
1413 Culver Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103