2006 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 4 Aug 2006 08:02:04 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Erwin Orchards, Lyon, Michigan
Plan to build subdivisions in orchards dismissed by township

By James Mitchell
South Lyon Herald (MI)
August 3, 2006

Developers hoping to turn the Erwin Orchards into a residential-and-retail community have three choices now that township officials soundly rejected their latest plan: Walk away from the table, try again, or wait and see how the courts view the property in question.

Last week's proposal added a new topic to the discussion: Beztak's plan would require the township to finance the removal of arsenic from soil in the orchards. Beztak proposed that Lyon Township enter into a "Brownfield" agreement to pay for restoring the land.

"That's ridiculous," said Township Supervisor Lannie Young. "The Brownfield law was designed to help develop orphan properties, but this is a developable piece of property. I would never support a Brownfield."


For the entire article, see


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