Gov. Rick Snyder signed two laws aimed at fostering redevelopment of the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit.
The last state fair was in 2009. After that, the 160-acre site along Detroit's northern border was no longer used.
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Laws signed by Snyder on Monday transfer the fairgrounds to a state land bank and create a local advisory committee that would have input on future uses.
The land could not be used for a prison, casino, racetrack or rail yard.
State Sen. Virgil Smith Jr. says he'd like a movie theater and big-box retail at the old fairgrounds. He's tired of seeing the blighted property.
The state fair was held there for more than 100 years.