Plymouth Artist Tony Roko is giving back to his community and connecting with kids through art
Friday, January 10, 2020
WXYZ profiles Plymouth artist Tony Roko and explores his plans to turn the former Wilcox Mill into an art education space and pubic art park.
Historic Wilcox, Newburgh mills sale approved, closer to reinvention
Thursday, December 5, 2019
The Wayne County Commission today approved Purchase and Development Agreements for the Wilcox Mill, located in the city of Plymouth, and Newburgh Mill, located in Livonia, properties adjacent to Hines Park. The sales passed by a vote of 11-3.
Hour Detroit: Inside Artist Tony Roko's Plan to Transform a Historic Plymouth Mill
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The local creative plans to turn the former Ford Motor Co. space, which was designed by Albert Kahn, into a public-private arts complex.
Hometown Life: Art Foundation pitches plan for arts complex at former Ford mill in Plymouth
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Hometown Life reports on Tony Roko and the Art Foundation's proposed vision for the Wilcox Mill in Plymouth.
Ralph Wilson Foundation awards $1.9M grant for Iron Belle trail connections in Wayne County
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Friends of the Detroit River, along with several regional nonprofits and government agencies, will receive a $1.9 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for an Iron Belle Trail Continuation project.
Plymouth Voice: Historical Treasure or Eyesore
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Former Michigan Historical Commission President Jack Dempsey: 'Selling off a green field would neither maintain nor increase the size of Hines Park. Selling what amounts to a 4-acre brownfield site to have it rehabilitated is a different matter.'
Commissioner Terry Marecki: Hines Park proposal needs full, open discussion
Monday, January 28, 2019
Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki penned an op/ed column published on HometownLife.com about Mill Run and the discussion about the fate of the mills.
Mill Run: Myth versus Reality
Monday, January 14, 2019
Mill Run will rehabilitate three historic Ford mills currently owned by Wayne County and open them for public uses, as well as open to the public currently inaccessible green space, create new trail connections, and expand Hines Park.
Hometown Life: Wayne County looks to sell historic mills, have them redeveloped for 21st century
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Hometown Life's David Veselenak reports on plans to redevelop Hines Park's historic mills.
Associated Press: Michigan officials hope to redevelop Henry Ford mills
Friday, December 7, 2018
The Associated Press writes about Wayne County's plans to facilitate redevelopment of three historic mills once operated by Henry Ford.
Free Press: Historic Ford mills along Rouge River, Hines Drive to get redeveloped
Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Detroit Free Press' John Gallagher reports on plans to redevelop the historic Ford Motor Company mills along Hines Park.