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Posted on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 11:29 a.m.

Park planned for former state hospital property adjacent to new U-M facility

By Cindy Heflin

The master plan for a park planned on land adjacent to property the University of Michigan plans to develop into a hospital facility will be unveiled Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The site is the former Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital. U-M announced last week that it would open a new health center at the site in 2014. The new facility will be about a half mile from the Livonia Center for Specialty Care, an existing U-M facility located on Haggerty Road.

The planned park will cover 414 acres adjacent to the new hospital facility and a major retail center.


Basic Bob

Thu, Jan 26, 2012 : 12:29 p.m.

Now if they would do something about that state land at Beck Road and 5 Mile, or the state land just west of there on the south side of the road. They closed two prisons and walked away, no demolition, no environmental cleanup. Even the barbed wire fences remain. The state is responsible to return that land to a usable condition, whether it be for parks or any other use. Why wait for developers and then negotiate tax deals to clean up our mess?