Thursday, November 11, 2021

Surveyors now assessing former hospital buildings

A professional assessment of the asbestos and hazardous materials at the 11 remaining buildings of the former state psychiatric hospital in Northville Township is now under way.

Employees from Fleis & Vandenbrink Consulting were scheduled to begin the work at the Seven Mile Road site Nov. 4 following contract approval by the members of the board of trustees.

The surveys and assessment are being complete in preparation of bidding the demolition to the remaining buildings, township officials said. Demolition is scheduled to being next summer.

Officials reminded the public that the site remains closed to the public due to the hazardous materials within the buildings and the unsafe conditions around the overall property.

Public use and access on the property is strictly prohibited, officials said.