I’m glad to see General Motors’ Chevorlet Division pull out of a plan to build a Little League sandlot on the site of the old Tiger Stadium.
Chevy was well meaning, but the offer risked sticking the city with yet another monument to the past that contributes nothing to future prosperity.
The site is perfectly located for industrial use, lying near freeways and railroad tracks.
Development officials rightly feared that allowing the sandlot to be built would put a potentially desireable propery off-limits to future commercial use.
It took long enough to tear down Tiger Stadium. It stood as a rotting eyesore for years after it should have been demolished, as sentimentalists grieved for the past.
Imagine what it would take to get rid of the Little League field if a commercial offer came in for the site.
Chevy, by the way, has offered to build the sandlot somewhere else in the city.