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What should happen with City Airport?

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Can we find a better use for it?

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Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: City Airport — should it stay or should it go?

The city has released an RFP looking for consultants to evaluate the future use of the Coleman A. Young International Airport, or City Airport. Located on Conner off Gratiot, the small airport is used for private and corporate aviation. With 264 acres, it covers a substantial area. And it’s losing money. Could there be a better use for it?

According to the Detroit News, the aviation aspect should be considered, but,

“the study, which officials expect will be conducted by a team with aviation, real estate and economic development expertise, will examine repurposing the airport for non-aviation uses.

Non-aviation avenues could include industrial development or a mobility park for autonomous air and ground testing, the request for proposals notes.”

What do you think, Curbed Readers? What would you like to see happen with this land? Have you used City Airport before? Can they improve on what’s already there? Let us know in the comments.