State briefing

Snyder calls for flag lowering

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The governor on Monday encouraged residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations to display the flags at half-staff through sunset on Friday.

In a statement, Snyder asked Michiganders to pray for those injured and those fighting for their lives.

New development in Detroit?

DETROIT (AP) — A more than 4-acre site just east of downtown Detroit may be redeveloped into new multiunit housing and shops.

The Platform says it is exploring options for the property along Gratiot Avenue and has entered into an agreement to develop the land. Landscaping and public space are expected to be integrated into the project’s design. Plans still are in the concept phase.

The Platform’s Executive Chair Peter Cummings describes the development as “an incredible opportunity to further connect Detroit’s neighborhoods and amenities while creating exciting, beautiful places to live, shop and play.”