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Thursday, October 30, 2008

COBO EXPANSION PLAN SENT TO FULL DETROIT CITY COUNCIL

A Detroit City Council committee approved a $288 million Cobo Center expansion plan which would increase the size of the convention center by 166,000 square feet. After being approved the committee sent the proposal to the full city council to get approval so that the project can move forward. Cobo Center and North American International Auto Show officials optimistically said that the expansion could be done by 2010.

Personally, I'm not even sure which Cobo expansion proposal this is. I seem to remember one proposal by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano which was to cost almost a billion dollars and then a pared down plan which was to be around $600 million. I also remember Governor Granholm and former mayor/king Kwame Kilpatrick introducing a more reasonable expansion plan. Possibly the Granholm sponsored plan was the one which was sent to the city council today.

We'll keep you updated...

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