The city has been trying to build a new city hall for aboutthree years but has lacked capital due to a tight budget anddwindling population.

"Instead of this being a non-tax paying property, it couldgenerate some income to help offset city services," Young says.

Developer Richard Flaum of Birmingham, MI has proposed a100,000-sf, three-story facility to be built on the corner of NineMile and John R roads, where the current city hall complex sits. Atthe site now is a two-story building that incorporates the cityoffices, a courthouse and the police station. A library buildingalso stands on the site.

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