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Escanaba City Council cancels old jail hotel agreement with Proxima Management

The city says following a discussion with the city attorney, and after no development on the site in two years, it felt it necessary to end the agreement.
FILE. Former Delta County Jail property.
FILE. Former Delta County Jail property.(WLUC)
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 12:42 PM EDT
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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - A redevelopment project in Delta County has been canceled by the Escanaba City Council.

According to a Friday release from the City of Escanaba, the city council has sent a letter to Proxima Management, notifying the company that the city is exercising a 60-day notice of termination for the agreement to redevelop the old Delta County Jail property into a hotel.

“We’re very disappointed in the actions of Proxima Management. They’ve had over two years to begin this process of tearing the jail down and creating the hotel they promised,” said Mayor Marc Tall for the City of Escanaba.

The city says following a discussion with the city attorney, and after no development on the site in two years, it felt it necessary to end the agreement.

The city also says there hasn’t been any communication from the developers “for months.”

The city plans to actively seek other developers for the former jail site.

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