Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutDetroit hopes to turn closed golf course into parkDetroit officials want to buy a shuttered golf course for nearly $2 million and use the property as open public landPost to FacebookSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Associated Press
Published 7:37 a.m. ET March 13, 2018
Buy PhotoOut-of-control weeds grow around a derelict “Starters Gate” on the long-abandoned Rogell golf course in Detroit.(Photo: Brandy Baker / The Detroit News file)Buy PhotoDetroit – Detroit officials want to buy a shuttered golf course for nearly $2 million and use the property as mainly open public land that would help alleviate frequent flooding in the area.The former Rogell golf course is located on 120 acres in the Rouge River floodplain on the city’s northwest side. The city’s Housing and Revitalization Department wants City Council to authorize the purchase using money from a 2015 federal grant.Officials say Tuesday the purchase would allow Detroit to transform the former golf course from its current blighted condition into a public park, spur development and improve stormwater management. The park would include nature trails connecting to the planned Rouge River Greenway.Plans call for future development primarily along the Seven Mile Road edge of the property.Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Read or Share this story:

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