|Detroit to sell unused firehouses, police facility|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Wednesday, 08 May 2013 05:10|
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit plans to sell seven unused firehouses and a renovated but long-vacant police facility that once housed horses as part of an effort to raise money and encourage redevelopment.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1438R4E ) that the administration of Mayor Dave Bing wants developers come forward with creative ideas for reuse of the buildings, most of which have been closed in recent years as the city downsized its fire operations.
Officials say the buildings are structurally sound, but have been vandalized and, in some cases, stripped of hardware, metals and other materials.
The city plans to accept bids through May 24. Detroit's finances are being run by a state-appointed emergency manager.
The city says it has heard from developers looking to bring restaurants, wineries or micro-distilleries creating locally crafted liquors.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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