Thursday, April 18, 2013
Northville Township Supervisor Robert Nix presented updates on the township at the State of the Community Luncheon Wednesday.
The township has a positive fund balance, Northville Township Supervisor Robert Nix said to applause from his fellow township trustees at the annual State of the Community Luncheon Wednesday. "We're here because of a lot of dedicated work by our predecessors," he said at the luncheon at Meadowbrook Country Club. He said the board members of 2007 cut costs and did everything they could to ensure the township had a future. The community is growing and the township is developing into a place where people want to live, he said. "We're realizing the fruits of that right now," he said. One of the accomplishments of the past year for the township was acquiring $1.1 million in federal grants, he said. The township has a designated grant …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Northville Township official says the demolition could take nine months to complete.
The Northville Township Board of Trustees will finalize in the next few weeks a contract with salvage company Adamo Group to demolish the former Robert Scott Correction Facility. "We should be able to see construction begin in early May," said Township Supervisor Bob Nix at a special meeting Thursday. He said he will meet with Adamo on Friday to further discuss the contract for the demolition. Demolition on the property at Five Mile and Beck roads would take approximately nine months to complete, Township Manager Chip Snider told Patch in February. "I like the idea that they're keeping the unpopular wire up," said Trustee Marv Gans at Thursday's special meeting. Of the several layers of fencing along the perimeter of the prison property, …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here are some Patch readers' suggestions for what Northville Township should do with the land that currently houses the former Robert Scott Correctional Facility. Add your thoughts in the comments.
The Northville Township Board of Trustees has officially approved a contract to tear down the former Robert Scott Correction Facility. Demolition is expected to be completed within a year. The Township has not yet made a decision on what the 53-acre land will be used for after demolition. Ideas range from from a recreational park to retail to a lightweight industrial park. So we want to know, what do you think the land should be used for? Above are some ideas our readers already suggested. What do you think? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The former Robert Scott Correction Facility in Northville Township will be demolished this year at no cost to the township.
It's really happening: the former Robert Scott Correction Facility will be knocked down this year. The Northville Township Board of Trustees approved a contract with a salvage company Thursday to demolish the former prison located at Five Mile and Beck Roads, according to the Observer & Eccentric. According to the Observer & Eccentric article, the the Detroit-based Adamo Group will pay the township $1 for the contract. The company will be allowed to salvage all materials from the site in return. Township Manager Chip Snider said the contractor could get an estimated $400,000 from the salvage, according to the Observer & Eccentric. They will be able to sell a large generator worth approximately $250,000, as well as steel, concrete and other…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Board will meet 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Northville Township Hall.
The salvage and demolition operations for the former Robert Scott Correctional Facility will be discussed Thursday at a meeting of the Northville Township Board of Trustees. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Northville Township Hall, 44405 Six Mile Road. >>Catch Up: Read the latest news on the demolition plans and asbestos survey of the prison property. Here's what else will be on the meeting's agenda:
Friday, February 22, 2013
The survey is required by the state before demolition can begin.
Before demoliton of the Robert Scott Correctional Facility can begin, Northville Township must ensure that the 13 buildings are free of asbestos. The Northville Township Board of Trustees on Thursday night approved to award BDN Industrial Hygiene Consultants, Inc.—the low bidder—$19,975 to complete testing of the site. The Board also decided to allocate the funds from the $57,625 it has from the Seven Mile Property. The Board said they also reserve the right to replenish the money allocated with money from the general fund. The prison was built in the 1980s, and the survey will certify that there is not any asbestos in the floor or ceiling tiles. The survey is done by taking samples at various locations and then running the samples through…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The closed prison might begin to be knocked down this spring.
Northville Township is hoping to have a contractor begin on the demolition of the Robert Scott Correctional facility as soon as this April or May, according to Township Manager Chip Snider. Snider said the township's engineer is currently talking to contracting firms to see who would want to do the demolition of the prison, how long it would take, and what it would cost. He expects to be able to bring a demolition contract to the Northville Board of Trustees for approval in March. Then the contractor could begin this spring. Snider said demolition would take approximately 9 months. The prison was shut down in 2009, and the township bought the property at Five Mile and Beck roads from the state for $1 in September. Snider said the township …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The township plans to deal with a couple of legal matters before moving forward with demolition.
Northville Township still does not know what will be built on the 52-acre property that hosts the former Robert Scott Correctional Facility, but it is taking steps to prepare the area for redevelopment. Township Supervisor Bob Nix briefed the Board of Trustees about the status of the property at its meeting Thursday night. After the prison on Five Mile and Beck Roads was shut down, the township bought the property from the state for $1 in September. Nix said he would like to clean up a couple of legal stipulations before beginning demolition and then development. The First Legal Stipulation As part of the purchase agreement, the state has the option to repurchase the property for $1 if the township does not use it for a public purpose. …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The state would receive 40 percent of the profit from any sale of the property by the township.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The consultant will help determine the uses and value of the property.
Northville Township's board of trustees, after a bit of discussion and compromise on the details, unanimously voted to hire a consultant for the Robert Scott Correctional Facility for no more than $100. The state officially extended an offer to the township to buy the property at Five Mile and Beck roads for $1 on May 30. Northville Township has 60 days from then to enter into a purchasing agreement and 120 days to close the agreement. The township gets first dibs on the purchase and, if they decline to enter into a purchasing agreement, Wayne County can buy it. Supervisor Mark Abbo said that the county has expressed an interest in purchasing the property if the township passes on the agreement. But the county has not indicated to him what…