Detroit’s zoning board is stopping a concrete crusher from being built in the Core City neighborhood.
Can-Am International Trade Crossing sought to put the industrial facility on a five-acre vacant lot used to store building debris. The company spent months appealing previous denials to the project. Dozens of neighboring residents, environmentalists and public officials spoke against the proposed concrete crusher during a Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals meeting including Former Detroit Mayor Ken Cockel Jr.
“What are the benefits of this? As far as I can tell, there are none. They are not looking to hire people from the community or do things to benefit the community. ”
Mayor Mike Dugan also opposes the project, saying the concrete crusher would be a health, noise and safety hazard for residents living near Detroit’s Core City.
(Reporting from WDET’s Eli Newman)
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