Gilbert eyes Uniroyal site redevelopment on Detroit riverfront

Dan Gilbert’s team has been quietly working on a deal for one of the most perplexing and environmentally challenging properties available for redevelopment in Detroit: the city-owned former Uniroyal Tire Co. factory site on the east riverfront.

Five sources familiar with the negotiations who were not allowed to speak publicly about them confirmed the discussions to Crain’s. A sixth, Steve Hoin, senior geologist with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, said he met with Gilbert representatives this spring to discuss the site.     Read Complete Article

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