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Ficano unveils $590 million Cobo Center renovation plan
(2008-01-17)
(wgvu) - ETROIT (AP) - Cobo Center could be in for a facelift under a
plan by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.
Ficano wants to spend $590 million on the aging convention venue
in Detroit.
Ficano, Governor Jennifer Granholm and Detroit Mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick announced the plan Thursday. The plan is to be
introduced as a bill in the state Legislature next week.
Past plans to renovate Cobo have been criticized by suburban
officials.
The cost includes $323 million for a 120,000-square-foot
expansion.
Cobo is home to the annual North American International Auto
Show. Organizers estimate the event generates up to $500 million in
the local economy.
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