The Ilitches’ new arena

Now we finally know where it will go.  And about 44% of the $650 million tab would be public money (mostly from an additional tax capture approved by the state legislature last year).

I’d post more details from the Detroit News’ coverage, but that page is crashing my browser.

Update:  The devil is in the details, but it was heartening to see George Jackson at least pay lip service to urbanism in his Free Press quote:

Jackson said the plans call for a walkable district, not an arena surrounded by parking lots. “We want it to have an urban feel with urban density,” Jackson told reporters.

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