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Michigan officials hope to redevelop Henry Ford mills

Michigan officials hope to redevelop Henry Ford mills. (WWMT/MGNOnline)

DETROIT (AP) — County officials in southeastern Michigan want to redevelop historic Henry Ford mills to create a more vibrant parks system.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Wayne County officials hope the project along the Middle Rouge River will bring more visitors into Hines Park, which features hiking trails, pocket parks and ponds.

The county envisions the three remaining mills will be turned into restaurants, breweries, art galleries, bike shops and other recreation and cultural amenities to improve the park's offerings.

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans' team foresees potential buyers preserving and restoring the mills while integrating them into the parks system.

Two mills in the area have already been transformed. One is now an office center while the other is a museum and headquarters of Wayne County Parks.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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