What Should Become of the Former McLouth Steel Site?

Patch wants to know what you think should be done with the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton.

There have been a number of ideas kicked around about what to do with the former McLouth Steel Products site located along the Detroit River in Trenton.

While Gerald Brown was mayor, there was talk about turning the entire site into condominiums where people could dock their boats right in front of their condos.

The idea never became more than talk, with a few mock ups of what the condos might have looked like.

Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has authorized , there is no better time to offer ideas as to what should become of the McLouth Steel Products site.

Patch wants to hear your ideas, no matter how crazy or impractical.

What should become of the former McLouth Steel site? Answer in the comment section below.

misty karn June 02, 2012 at 02:49 PM
An outdoor, upscale shopping plaza would be great!!
cheryl drake June 02, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Anything that uses the waterfront, condos, maybe resteraunts, or a hotel, banquet hall
Elida Southlea June 03, 2012 at 02:40 PM
It is a huge parcel. A mixed use plan would appear to make the most sense. The possibilites are endless! It could be really beautiful with the proper vision.
Keech June 04, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Envision Dearborn on Michigan Ave. with boating. Restaurants, shopping, condos, transient boat docks so that everyone can come by boat or land! The dining should be on the river side with OUTSIDE SEATING which is becoming very popular. Just NO medical, legal, or pharmaceutical places in the complex.
Scott Kloock June 04, 2012 at 07:44 PM
It needs something to help bring people down to the area. The was previously talk of an amphitheater south of Vreeland road along the water, but that was shot down. If you place an Amphitheater, with shops, restaurants along the water and a docking area, it would lend the option to bring people by car and boat. Think the Navy Pier in Chicago or the Kemah Boardwalk in Texas south east of Houston. Obviously it takes Money and Developers, but the payoff for the area would be great!
Susan Wilson June 05, 2012 at 05:37 AM
I see a small scale casino, hotels, shopping, golfing a marina, and lots of nightlife! We need revenue, we need jobs and we need to be a city where many like to visit.
Julie June 05, 2012 at 11:23 AM
I think a boardwalk of restaurants and stores would bring new life to that area. It's not a spot that people drive TO, but drive THROUGH. That can easily be changed.
Demericha June 05, 2012 at 03:43 PM
A shopping center, with restaurants, food, drinks and music center. It the music center with live concerts for the summer and indoor concerts for winter. The venue should have inside seating within a restaurant and outside seating. The shopping center should original items and not the same retails like Target etc. It should have condo's and highend leased apartments. It should include one hotel for visitors.
daniel mason June 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
A waterfront shopping center would be nice. With a board walk.
Ray meade October 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I think it should be cleaned up and turned into a tourist attraction, kinda like a museum so the younger generation can see wat there ancestors use to do
Ray meade October 02, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Honestly they need to clean it up and reopen the plant bring history alive again and there fore bring back alot more jobs


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