In an email to the Friends of the Book-Cadillac Yahoo Group, “FN” wrote:

“We can now officially confirm three things.

  1. The former Statler Hilton Hotel is owned by the City of Detroit.
  2. The Kilpatrick Administration neither requested nor received permission to demolish it, as mandated by Section 4-112 of the Charter for the City of Detroit.
  3. The City Council is willing to act in defense of the building.”

Read Councilperson Maryann Mahaffey’s (President of the Detroit City Council) memoradum concerning this new development.