Agreement To Operate Belle Isle As State Park Near

DETROIT (WWJ) – City and State officials say they are close to an agreement to have Belle Isle operated as a Michigan state park.

The city of Detroit would maintain ownership under the proposed agreement with the state and Department of Natural Resources leasing the land under contract.

Belle Isle, 985-acre island located midway between Detroit and Windsor, has been owned by the city since 1879. In recent years the island has suffered as Detroit can’t afford needed repairs.

The Free Press reports that City Council may vote on the plan as early as the end of the month.

CATCH UP ON THE BELLE ISLE STORY HERE. 

Michigan Matters: Belle Isle

State Details Plan To Lease Detroit’s Belle Isle

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Christmas Light Displays
Best Holiday Drink Ideas

Watch & Listen