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RIVERVIEW, MI-The Crown Enterprises property, about 75 acres split between Riverview and Trenton along the Detroit River, has become a matter of contention. CenTra Inc., which bought the former McLouth Steel Products Crop. land from Detroit Steel Co. earlier this year, wants to store large shipping containers along the property. However, both cities want to buy the development, or at least force CenTra to sell. Both Trenton and Riverview want to rezone the area, surrounded by heavy industrial uses, to mixed-use property.

Riverview community development director Gerald Couch says the company has applied for planning commission approval. The same has been done in Trenton, say officials there. Both communities were ready to come out swinging, but have recently toned down their desires for the property, and are taking a more conciliatory approach with the company.

“We’re trying to resolve the issues,” Couch says. “They want to store these huge containers, up to 45,000 pounds each, in big stacks.” He agrees the company can do what it wants with the property. His community, however, is mostly worried about the traffic. “How do these containers get here, where are they going, what are the routes?” Couch asks.

If the property is used according to the company’s wishes, in two years about 100 trucks a day will be going in and out of the property, he says. Another problem has been the vague data provided by CenTra, Couch said. “We’ve only got one sheet of information from the company, that doesn’t really help.” Company officials did not return phone calls from GlobeSt.com.

 

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