- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A dispute involving Detroit over ownership of a portion of a former suburban prison site that’s worth millions of dollars is continuing.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1akQcKf ) Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Colombo Jr. ruled in February that the city improperly lost the property to tax foreclosure and the 190-acre parcel, part of the former Detroit House of Corrections, should revert back to Detroit.

The site in Wayne County’s Plymouth Township had been used as farmland for the prison, which closed in 1986. Detroit has said the property has been assessed at about $8 million and options are open for future use.

Plymouth Township has filed a request to appeal with the Michigan Court of Appeals. The Free Press says the city has until Friday to respond.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com



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