Snyder Set to Sign Michigan State Fairgrounds Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to sign legislation that his administration says would return the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit to productive use.
The governor plans to sign two bills Monday aimed at setting the stage for possible redevelopment of the 162-acre site. The state would be allowed to sell the property, or transfer it to a local government for fair market value.
The bill would prohibit the site from being used for certain purposes such as a prison, casino, racetrack or railroad freight yard.
A recent consent agreement between the state and Detroit regarding the city's finances mentions possible development of a commuter rail station at the former state fairgrounds
Michigan's state fair was held at the Detroit location from 1905 through 2009. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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