Demolition at Legacy Park site under way
Since starting in June, the asbestos and hazardous material materials were removed from eight buildings. Six of those buildings were demolished, officials said, while one building will be repurposed for future use. Only four buildings remain to be demolished this year.
While the cold weather temperatures have impacted the remediation process, contractors will begin work when temperatures allow, according to a prepared report from the township offices. Demolition of the standing buildings that have been abated may continue through the winter.
As part of that project, the township has approved the construction of nearly 15.5 miles of non-motorized trails at the Legacy Park site, which will be open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, running, walking and nature exploration, township officials said.
Some of the trails will be surfaced and accessible, while others will be in a more natural habitat, they said, ensuring there will be some type of activity for everyone to enjoy.
Members of the Northville Board of Trustees approved the new trail project at Legacy Park during a recent meeting.
Plans for the pathways and trails were created with the help of survey results from more than 800 residents, focus groups and a topography analysis by experts at Kay-Linn Enterprises.
To view the plan, visit https://ntwp.org/legacyparktrails.