By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW – Protecting residents’ interests in light of the undisclosed future redevelopment of the former McLouth Steel site by Crown Enterprises LLC prompted a resolution Aug. 5 by the city council.
Acknowledging that any future redevelopment of the site will impact the quality of life of Riverview residents, and noting that Crown has not disclosed its redevelopment plans publicly, may have driven the council to outline its concerns in a council resolution.
The resolution states that the council anticipates that any redevelopment will increase truck and train traffic to and from the site, which it anticipates will increase congestion and increase damage to existing roads leading to and from the freeway to the former McLouth site.
Furthermore, the resolution notes that ship traffic through Trenton Channel could result in more frequent closures of the Grosse Ile Township toll bridge, which in turn could impact vehicle congestion, pose a damage risk to the toll bridge, and further restrict access to Grosse Ile Township.
The resolution urges the Trenton City Council to deny Crown permission to pursue any future redevelopment which would adversely impact the air and water quality of Riverview, Grosse Ile and Trenton.
The resolution also addresses concern about the likelihood of noise which could occur as a result of cargo handling operations which could occur between 11 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the site.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected])