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The former Ridge & Kramer Auto Parts store, located along M-139 in Benton Township, is pictured Tuesday. The property’s developer was awarded an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate that will freeze property taxes for 12 years.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township officials approved a unique tax abatement Tuesday to allow a developer to rehab a large commercial building along M-139.

At Tuesday’s board meeting, trustees voted to award an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate that will cover 12 years for a vacant building at 1800 M-139.

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