Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr proposes $1.4 million land sale for US-Canada bridge

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DETROIT — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager has resubmitted a proposal to sell 301 Detroit-owned properties for $1.4 million as part of plans for a $2 billion bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1CoVgae ) the City Council has 10 days to vote on the land sale to the state of Michigan. It was scheduled to vote on the sale in July. Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr delayed the request after council members asked for a community benefits agreement in the sale.

State representatives say a non-binding agreement was attached to the land sale proposal Tuesday.

Gov. Rick Snyder and Canada have agreed to build the New International Trade Crossing over the Detroit River. Officials say they hope to open the bridge in 2020.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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