Detroit City Council urges home swaps for neighbors of new Jeep plant

Detroit City Council urges home swaps for neighbors of new Jeep plant

Detroit — Metropolis Council is urging the city, condition and the maker of Jeeps to give buyouts, property swaps or other support to residents close to the new SUV plant subsequent numerous noxious odor violations.

Stellantis NV has been given six air-quality violations issued by the Michigan Office of Atmosphere, Good Lakes and Electricity because September 2021 for nuisance odor grievances at its $1.6 billion Mack Assembly Plant on the city’s east facet. The plant builds the two-row and three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

The resolution set forth by Councilwoman Latisha Johnson calls for buyouts at “truthful market place value,” “appropriate” residence swaps with the Detroit Land Bank’s rehabbed-and-ready homes for residents who desire to go away, and protection for charges of air filters, air monitors, and heating and air-conditioning systems for residents who want to stay. Alternatively, it demands that the noxious odors be “totally and permanently eliminated.”

City Council is urging the city, state and the maker of Jeep to offer buyouts, home swaps or other support to residents residing near Stellantis NV's Mack Assembly Plant following multiple violations of noxious orders from its paint shop.

Stellantis spokeswoman Jodi Tinson reported in a assertion that the automaker is performing to finish the installation at the Mack Assembly Plant’s paint shop of a 2nd regenerative thermal oxidizer, which destroys probably destructive emissions. The equipment is anticipated “to completely solve the odor challenge.”

“Even as that function is ongoing, we are working interim odor controls, which have verified to be powerful,” Tinson explained. “In addition, our plant proceeds to be in total compliance with the permitted emissions boundaries. All of the quarterly ambient air monitoring information continues to satisfy the criteria for the analytes analyzed as analyzed by a qualified exterior screening company.”