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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 20 July 2007 04:08

Tiger StadiumToday, the Detroit City Council tentatively scheduled a vote for Wednesday on whether Tiger Stadium – in its current state – will live or die.

The Council will discuss the issues surrounding the vote on Monday in advance of Wednesday’s vote.

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been working to try and seal deal that will demolish nearly all of the historic ballpark to make room for condos and other mixed-use development.

All that would remain of the ballpark would be the field and part of the stadium structure under Mayor Kilpatrick’s plan.

The vote comes at a time when a report released by the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. revealed that since 2003 only three completed proposals for redevelopment of the ballpark have been presented. In all three of those instances, dire shortcomings were found within them. As reported by the Detroit Free Press:

According to the report, the three proposals the DEGC received were from the Navin Field Consortium, which would establish a minor league team by retaining about 20,000 seats of Tiger Stadium; the Cherry Street Development, which proposed a phased-in project that would include demolishing the stadium to make way for residential construction, a hotel, parking and a museum; and Collins Development, which would demolish the stadium for housing but preserve the field for a softball field.

 
 
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