The Lansing State Journal reports on Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Maroun’s plan for an $80-million makeover of Michigan Central Station:
Michigan Central Station, a well-known symbol of Detroit’s decay, is expected to get $80 million in renovations over the next three years, according to a top aide to depot owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun. The revelation was made by Moroun associate Dan Stamper as he went before the Detroit City Council last week to discuss alternative plans to the city selling land needed for a new bridge to Canada.
…At Tuesday’s council meeting, Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins said she was happy to see Moroun’s associate promise to help that community.
“There is one building that you all have not demolished,” Jenkins said of the depot. “Whenever they show the demise of Detroit there are two buildings they always show — one is the Packard Plant, the other is the train station.”
“We are going to renovate the train depot,” Stamper replied. “It’s probably another three years to secure the building watertight.”
…Jenkins didn’t seem impressed with Stamper’s description of plans to renovate the train station.
“That’s a pledge that I’ve heard multiple times,” Jenkins said.
So the short answer: don’t hold your breath. Read on at the LSJ for more.
Lots more photos of Michigan Central Station on Michigan in Pictures.