Michigan Supreme Court will not hear sports complex appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by Lockport Township regarding the contested property on which a multi-field sports complex is being constructed.

The court’s one-sentence statement issued Wednesday says: “On order of the court, the application for leave to appeal the Aug. 17, 2018, order of the Court of Appeals is considered, and it is denied because we are not persuaded that the questions presented should be reviewed by this court.”

The Michigan Court of Appeals last summer denied Lockport Township’s challenge.

The issue stems from Three Rivers annexing a 77-acre parcel from Lockport Township. The parcel is at the north end of town between North Main Street and Buckhorn Road.

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry said he was not surprised the state’s supreme court declined to take on the issue.

Construction on the $4.2 million project started last summer and includes ongoing excavating in advance of a phase one opening later this year.

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