Northville Township Receives EPA Grant For Seven Mile Property

The township is expected to receive $200,000 for clean up of the former psychiatric hospital.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award a grant to help clean up the former psychiatric hospital on Seven Mile Road, EPA chief Lisa Jackson announced today in Lansing.

"The target site operated as a psychiatric hospital from the late 1940s until 2003, when it closed. The buildings and soil are contaminated with inorganic materials and heavy metals," according to an EPA press release.

The township announced last year that it would begin a redevelopment plan for the 334-acre property. Currently, the township is working with Stantec, an engineering and planning firm, to develop a master plan for the property. A community workshop is scheduled for June 9 at the township offices from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for community members to offer input.

The Brownfields 2011 Cleanup Grant awards total $76 million. They will be used in 40 states, $2.9 million of which will be used in Michigan communities.

chris. roznowski June 13, 2011 at 12:29 AM
Norhville property on seven mile should be torn down. They should also build some type of business that would be usual and beneficcent to the community around that are. I do not understand why they haven't done something about it long time ago. Why would they leave it to decay as it has.
Nancy Kelsey January 11, 2012 at 04:01 AM
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ecnalubma January 11, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Chris: Yes this area is an eye sore and has been for the past 30+ years. Read the Master Plan for this site, I beleive that few of the responses to the Township's survey and meeting supported commerical uses. Something was done a long time ago; the State closed the Hospital leaving the decay for someone else, and nothing has been done because it would take MONEY $$$$ that the Township does not have, and certianly any tax increase would (should) be turned down. Just my 2 cents.
notaspam root January 11, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Abbo's Folly. Ridiculous use of taxpayers money. The bank was going to foreclose on that property and Northville Township saved the developer's rear end. Paid way more than retail for the land. If the Township waited, the price would have been 80% less. Because of this stupidity I have to pay $500/year more in taxes for a property that should never have been purchased and will never be utilized by me or my family.
Nancy Bagley July 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM
People are forgetting that the hospital was put to good use at the time! Where else were the people with mental illness supposed to go? Yes, I do agree that the state should not have left the mess that they did for someone else to clean up!! Why can't they get fundings from the state itself? No money? And for the record the place has'nt always been an eyesore.


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