A project like this has been in discussion for many years. While many potential project sites have been investigated over the years, this site became desirable for a number of reasons. There are several state and federal grants available to develop this site in particular. This location in Tecumseh allows us to draw from more populated areas of the state to make the facility operations self-sustaining, as evidenced by the feasibility study.
The Adrian Mall was not considered as it was not for sale and lacked federal and state grant dollars. It is owned by a private developer with their own plans for development for that location. This site also does not give us the space to build the type of facility we are considering.