The city of Detroit’s sale of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds property for an Amazon project is expected to close in the next few days after a Michigan appeals court judge struck down an order that temporarily halted the deal last week.
The back-and-forth battle over the pivotal site’s fate came through a lawsuit that a community group filed over the proposed deal between the city and developers to build out a $400 million facility with Amazon.com Inc. as tenant.
The State Fairgrounds Development Coalition, which was seeking a publicly usable redevelopment of the site, has railed against the Amazon deal and sued the city over it on Oct. 20.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan expects the city’s agreement to sell the land to Detroit-based Sterling Group and Dallas-based Hillwood Enterprises LP will close in the next few days, he told reporters at an ad-hoc news conference early Wednesday afternoon. The