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Re: Packard Plant Update - 2/12/2021
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Roger Luksik
John, Palazuelo only plans are to get away from this property – he no longer wants it. Years ago experts told him to market it as an industrial or warehouse property, but he would not listen. Only now is his real estate agent marketing it this way.

Kevin is right that the property is “ready for redevelopment.” But in my opinion, it will not be razed anytime soon. It will be left to rot until someone has the money to tear it down.

Remember Palazuelo does NOT own the entire site. The City of Detroit owns buildings on the south side of E. Grand Boulevard and has torn down several of them. But Detroit has run out of money. City council just passed a resolution to sell $250 Million of bonds to demolish 16,000 vacant homes in the city. However, the city owns 102,330 vacant homes that need to be demolished.

There are a lot of cities in America that don’t contain 102,330 homes, let alone need to tear down that many. Demolishing the remaining 86,330 vacant homes will take another $1.35 Billion (yes, with a “B”). So no money left for the CofD to tear it down.

As Kevin and Leeedy mention it is tiring and it is sad and the only reason it still stands is because it costs too much to tear down.

And then what? You’ll have 40 acres of vacant land in a city with 43 square miles of vacant land. I suspect I will be gone before the PMCC Plant is gone.

Posted on: 2/13 11:51
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Packard Plant Update - 2/12/2021
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Crain’s Detroit Business Journal
February 12, 2021

Packard Plant owner said he would pay hundreds of thousands in late taxes by end of 2020. He hasn't.

• Packard Plant owner's promise to pay some late taxes by end of 2020 goes unfulfilled.
• Fernando Palazuelo now owes more than double ($821,426) what he paid for the plant in 2013.
• He says he is "making arrangements" on ensuring balances are paid.

Packard Plant owner Fernando Palazuelo hasn't made good on a claim he made in October that he would pay at least $200,000 in back-due property taxes by the end of 2020.

In fact, he actually owes more today than he did at that time as the historic but dilapidated 40-acre property with 3.2 million square feet of Albert Kahn-designed space teeters toward foreclosure.

A little over four months ago, the developer, now living in Peru, owed $774,723 in back taxes and unpaid Detroit Water and Sewerage Department bills and Palazuelo said he would pay a substantial portion of that by year's end.

Today, he owes $821,426, according to data Crain's compiled Wednesday using the Wayne County Treasurer's Office website. That $47,702 increase is likely attributed to interest and late penalties.

Complete article is here: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-est ... utm_content=hero-readmore

Posted on: 2/12 15:01
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Re: 1941 Turn signal bulb
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When you find the LED bulb you are looking for make sure you buy them in RED for the taillights.

LED bulbs should be the same color as the lens covering them.

Taillights are RED, so bulb should be red. Fender lights are clear, so bulb should be clear.

Posted on: 2/7 13:20
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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but those photos were taken at the Packard Proving Grounds during a preview party rather than in Detroit at boulevard plant.

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Posted on: 1/23 20:37
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Re: Where is O-D?
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Roger Luksik
Hello Dave,
Congratulations on your 80th birthday - hope I make it that far. Also hope that things are going well in Cresskill and you get your vaccine soon.

Received my 1st vaccination last Friday and can't tell you how much it improved my outlook.

Hang in there.

Best, --Roger--

Posted on: 1/23 20:11
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Re: Merry Christmas to all
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Hello to One and All,

Hope everyone was able to find some joy in the Covid suppressed holiday. For you viewing pleasure I thought I would post some images the wife and I took on Christmas Eve touring a local Amish community.

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Posted on: 12/28 10:13
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Re: 1948 NYC lwb taxi project
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Techincally this photo was not taken in Detroit, but rather at the Packard Proving Grounds in Utica (now Shelby Twp,) Michigan. This is but one of a series of photos taken by LIFE magazine photographers on Sept 1, 1940 for an introduction party for the 1941 models.

Party was a huge affair drawing dealers from around the country. A huge tent, stage and bleachers were constructed to hold the crowd. Notice the number of buses used to bring the visitors from the plant in Detroit.

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Posted on: 12/28 10:08
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Re: Packard Plant Listed For Sale
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Sorry, but the forum won't let me post a PDF file of the article from Crain's Detroit Business - says "detecting a foreign object" or something like that.

Here are links to the two Detroit Newspapers.

Detroit News: Grand plan to redevelop Packard plant is scrapped; eyesore goes back on market
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busi ... roit-scrapped/6076466002/

Detroit Free Press: Packard Plant owner switching gears from rehab to demolition
https://www.freep.com/story/money/busi ... nt-demolition/6077326002/

Posted on: 2020/10/30 8:46
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Re: Packar Plant Listed For Sale
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Roger Luksik
Hello Leeedy,

Sorry about the link not working. I'll fix that first thing in the morning. Worth reading the entire article.

--Roger--

Posted on: 2020/10/29 21:04
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Packard Plant Listed For Sale
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Packard Plant owner makes U-turn on ambitious redevelopment vision; sweeping demolitions planned

The owner of the Packard Plant has placed the property up for sale or lease, throwing in the towel on his original ambitious but unrealized redevelopment plans for it.

Details here:
https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-est ... utm_content=hero-readmore

You heard it here first.

So glad we are woring to save the Proving Grounds

--Roger--

Posted on: 2020/10/29 14:44
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