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Blighted Ex-Rogell Golf Course Could Turn Into Park

March 13, 2018, 6:45 PM Detroit Free Press

The city of Detroit hopes to get a new park in northwest Detroit, which could spur new development. 

City officials want to convert the blighted, former 120-acre, Rogell golf course at the southwest corner of the intersection of Lahser and Seven Mile, into a public park, reports Katrease Stafford of the Detroit Free Press.

The city’s Housing and Revitalization Department submitted a request to City Council seeking authorization to purchase the former golf course for $1.94 million.

 A city official told the Free Press the request will be referred today to a council committee for discussion at a later date.

The Freep reports:

City officials said in a news release that the $1.94 million acquisition would allow the city to transform the property into a “naturalized public park” and also improve stormwater management in an area that has frequently experienced flooding in the past near the Rouge River.

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