Blighted Ex-Rogell Golf Course Could Turn Into Park





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.







Email Signup
Maximize
Send us your email address and we’ll send you the best of Detroit!
Ajax-loader