Pontiac Sues Silverdome for Storing VWs

The city of Pontiac, Michigan is suing the owners of the Silverdome because of the TDIs being parked there in the wake of the dieselgate scandal.

The city says that the owners, Toronto’s Triple Investment Group, is violating safety, zoning, and building codes by allowing VW to store its TDIs there.

The parking lot is being used as a storage space while Volkswagen tries to find a fix that US regulators will approve. According to the company, the cars are being maintained until such a time as their fate is sealed and they can be fixed or recycled.

The parking lot has reportedly been storing VWs for a few months now. Volkswagen has not revealed exactly how many cars are being stored there, but pictures reveal that it’s quite a few. The Pontiac Silverdome is one of many storage spaces across the nation.

The Silverdome’s owners are holding out hope that the issue can be resolved amicably.

“Our client is actively engaged and working with the city. We hope to resolve our differences with the city and we believe we are making good progress and working together,” Patrick Lennon, who represents Triple Investment Group, told the Oakland Press. “We are still waiting on a schedule for (the hearing) but we are hopeful that we will resolve the differences in the meantime and further hearings won’t be necessary.”

The Pontiac Silverdome was opened in 1975 and sits on 51 hectares of land. Formerly the home of Detroit Lions, the stadium is set for destruction later this year.

[source: mlive.com]