March 2022

An informative e-newsletter for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Michigan Central Station: Transportation Innovation Zone Districts in Detroit

By Robert Murkowski, Miller Canfield

Ford Motor Company, as part of its development of the Michigan Central Station train depot, announced the launch of “Michigan Central” – an innovation district in Corktown, Detroit, intended to research, test, and launch new mobility and autonomous vehicle solutions.  Google is joining Ford as a Founding Member of Michigan Central. 

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Supreme Court Explains that Limitations Period Does Not Bar an Action to Enjoin an Ongoing Use

By Jason C. Long, Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett

In Fraser Township v. Haney, the Supreme Court confirmed that the six-year limitations period does not bar an action to enjoin an ongoing use that violates a zoning ordinance. The case arose out of the Haneys raising hogs on their property. At all times concerned, the Fraser Township zoning ordinance zoned the Haneys’ property for commercial use. Raising hogs on the property violated the zoning ordinance.

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