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Written by The Staff   
Friday, 22 June 2007 05:03

Tiger StadiumIn a victory for ballpark preservationists, the Detroit City Planning Commission declined on Thursday to recommend approval for a proposed redevelopment of Tiger Stadium. As reported by The Detroit News:

A decision on the stadium redevelopment is not expected until after a City Council public hearing on the issue next month, said Marcell Todd, director of the planning commission.

The Tiger Stadium Property Redevelopment Project, headed by the city's Economic Growth Corp., calls for the ballpark at Michigan and Trumbull to be razed by September 2008, with parts of the historic baseball field preserved. Seats and other memorabilia would be sold.

Developers have not yet been selected, but the total project could cost $2.9 million and is expected to add at least 90 residential units with 30,000 square feet of commercial space, said Scott Veldhuis, project manager for the economic corporation.

Lending their voice for the preservation of the historic ballpark was the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy and the Greater Corktown Development Corp.

 
 
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