Skip to comments.Wayne County files lawsuit against jail site contractor
Posted on 10/31/2013 5:43:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek
DETROIT (WJBK) -
On the same day Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano pitched the idea of selling the unfinished jail in the city of Detroit, the county announced it's suing the project manager in charge of the unfinished project.
On Wednesday, Wayne County and the Wayne County Building Authority electronically filed a lawsuit against AECOM Services of Michigan, blaming the firm for cost overruns and unauthorized changes in the construction of a new county jail.
The county seeks $154 million from AECOM. In the suit, Wayne County claims the actions taken by AECOM forced cost increases and eventually lead to the termination of the project.
The suit is now in the hands of the Third Circuit Court and Fox 2 will follow the developments.
Meanwhile, Ficano delivered a pitch to the Wayne County Commission for selling the site to Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures. Gilbert's group says it intends to create high-rises, Brownstown residential units, walk-up retail and a possible a hotel in the place where the county's downtown justice facilities currently sit.
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