Redevelopment in the future for Tiger Stadium site in Corktown? - FOX 35 News Orlando

Redevelopment in the future for Tiger Stadium site in Corktown?

Posted: Updated:
Signs mark the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Signs mark the corner of Michigan and Trumbull
DETROIT (WJBK) -

If you don't build it, whatever "it" will be, no one will come. So far, a field of dreams is resting on its memories.

This plot of land means plenty to the people who continue to swing through and hit a few. But without fail, folks ask what will become of Michigan and Trumbull, the monumental corner of baseball history in the Motor City.

It looks the funding to keep the jewel shining could soon fade away.

Four years ago, a few million federal dollars were doled out to Detroit to start redeveloping the site, but so far the city is striking out. Nothing has been done.

"Like anything else in life, unfortunately as we learned when Tiger Stadium was torn down, nothing lasts forever. There's a timeline on that money," said Peter Comstock Riley, founder and president of Michigan and Trumbull, LLC.

Fox 2 has learned it was last week that threats of grounding the grant money popped up, but now reports say Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is behind the plate of a new proposal. The pitch? A public sports complex with batting cages, soccer fields and concessions, and the baseball field would stay put.

"I think we've got a situation in Detroit here where it's just a matter of taking the lead and having the will and the desire to make it work, as opposed to whether it could work," Comstock Riley said.

The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation is on deck, stating, "DEGC is working with the Detroit EM as it continues to conduct professional due diligence on proposals to redevelop the former site of Tiger Stadium. DEGC is currently assessing plans that would include mixed use development that would also honor the legacy of the site."

Now all we have to do is wait to see what will happen and when.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • City of Detroit posts improvement updates online

    City of Detroit posts improvement updates online

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:18:29 GMT
    Residents will be able to view the number of new streetlights installed in their Detroit neighborhood, how many lots were mown and the number of vacant houses demolished by going to the city's website.
    Residents will be able to view the number of new streetlights installed in their Detroit neighborhood, how many lots were mown and the number of vacant houses demolished by going to the city's website.
  • Community comes together to support slain Armada teen's family

    Community comes together to support slain Armada teen's family

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:55:10 GMT
    Nearly a week after 14-year-old April Millsap was found murdered in the small town of Armada, friends, family and even those who didn't know the young girl gather for music in the park - this time hoping for justice.They were there to help raise money to ease the burden on April's heartbroken mother."We're as well as can be expected," said aunt Sarah Lichtenfelt. "They are just grateful for all the prayers and support, that's all we ask is to keep praying for strength."In the middle of it all...
    Nearly a week after 14-year-old April Millsap was found murdered in the small town of Armada, friends, family and even those who didn't know the young girl gather for music in the park - this time hoping for justice.They were there to help raise money to ease the burden on April's heartbroken mother."We're as well as can be expected," said aunt Sarah Lichtenfelt. "They are just grateful for all the prayers and support, that's all we ask is to keep praying for strength."In the middle of it all...
  • Family asks for justice after mother of three found dead next to dumpster

    Family asks for justice after mother of three found dead next to dumpster

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:33:46 GMT
    When 32-year-old Katherine Gibson was a little girl, her loved ones thought, the "life" ahead of her would be long. But it wasn't."Me and my girlfriend dropped her off and she had just told us, she loved us," said Marvin Gibson, her cousin.That would be the last "I love you" that he would hear. because after Gibson's cousin dropped her off at Harper and Conner, near Bronco's Market. The day after, she was found dead. Gibson's lifeless body, discovered by a dumpster, beside the building."Layin...
    When 32-year-old Katherine Gibson was a little girl, her loved ones thought, the "life" ahead of her would be long. But it wasn't."Me and my girlfriend dropped her off and she had just told us, she loved us," said Marvin Gibson, her cousin.That would be the last "I love you" that he would hear. because after Gibson's cousin dropped her off at Harper and Conner, near Bronco's Market. The day after, she was found dead. Gibson's lifeless body, discovered by a dumpster, beside the building."Layin...
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices