Shuttered Detroit Train Station May Get Fix-Up

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- The owner of the Michigan Central Depot in Detroit plans to replace the roof and windows on the shuttered train station that's been symbol of Detroit blight for years.
The Detroit News reports Friday that owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun, who also owns the nearby Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, plans the improvements.
Detroit International Bridge Co. president Dan Stamper says they're seeking permission from the city for improvements. He says it will be easier to find a developer for the property if some improvements are made. It's not known how much the work will cost.
Mayor Dave Bing's office says the city has held preliminary talks with the company about repairs.
The depot was built in 1913 but fell into disrepair after rail service ended in 1988.


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