By Chad Halcom
Troy city officials did not properly fund plans for a multi-modal transit center by the time a 10-year deadline had lapsed under a consent judgment agreement with Grand/Sakwa Properties Inc., the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
The three-judge panel unanimously this week overturned an Oakland County Circuit Court ruling from 2011, which had given summary judgment in Troy’s favor in a lingering legal dispute.
At issue was a June 2000 consent judgment in a Grand/Sakwa lawsuit against Troy, where the city agreed to acquire a portion of the land near Maple Road and Coolidge Highway for $1 to develop a transit center. Complicating the matter, the project broke ground in November.
Read more at Crain’s Detroit Business http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130503/NEWS/130509945/court-of-appeals-grand-sakwa-entitled-to-disputed-portion-of-troy