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Plans move ahead on redevelopment of ex-Michigan prison site

December 20, 2018

FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Plans are moving forward to transform the site of a former prison in Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula into a company’s manufacturing and assembly facility.

Officials announced Wednesday that a redevelopment agreement with North Bay Investment Group calls for transforming the 179-acre (72-hectare) former Pugsley Correctional Facility property in Grand Traverse County into the new home for construction technology business Inphastos.

The property is being sold for nearly $1.2 million. Inphastos CEO Paul Bandrowski says the plan “focuses on significant financial investments and jobs for the community.”

Officials earlier announced that Grand Traverse County was buying the gun range at the former prison in Fife Lake Township so sheriff’s deputies have a place to practice shooting.

The prison closed in 2016 as part of cost-cutting by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

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