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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces a new effort to fight blight in front of a vacant brick house in the 16100 block of Roselawn, near Marygrove College and Mary McCleod Bethune Elementary School. The owners of the home are two years delinquent in property taxes and have been issued citation twice in the past year for allowing trash to accumulate at the property. (Credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit To Sue ‘Owner Of Every Single Abandoned House’ In Fight Vs. Blight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is taking drastic measures in his effort to revitalize the bankrupt city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

A vacant home in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Home Demolitions Turn Detroit Into Blank Canvas

The huge demolition project holds the potential to transform Detroit into an urban-redevelopment like the nation has never seen.

03/27/2014

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks to reporters in front of the Brewster-Douglass projects, with former mayor Dave Bing to his left. (credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Demolition Underway On Remaining Brewster-Douglass Buildings

The final phase of demolition has begun for an iconic vacant Detroit housing project along I-75.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Blight Authority Targets Brightmoor Neighborhood

The Detroit Blight Authority is hoping to knock down 67 blighted buildings and clear 21 blocks of brush and debris by the spring.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2014

Inside the Motor City Mapping Mission Control Center (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Motor City Mapping Task Force Takes Stock Of Blighted Buildings

In the last month, the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force’s “Motor City Mapping” survey teams have surveyed over half of the 380,217 buildings and vacant lots in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2014

Packard Plant in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Dilapidated Packard Plant Property Finally Sold

It’s taken months, but the sale of the old Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side is complete.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2014

Teardown underway at the projects on Wednesday. (credit:  Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

2nd Phase Of Demolition Underway At Iconic Detroit Housing Project

“It was a community where people came together to help one another.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Anti-Blight Bills Headed To Snyder’s Desk

Michigan is close to enacting new laws to subject violators to potential jail time and streamline procedures to garnish their wages.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2013

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Prospective Packard Plant Buyer Plans To Live At Site

A prospective buyer of a sprawling former car plant that for years has been a symbol of Detroit’s decline says he plans to live at the site as he redevelops the property.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2013

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Chicago Man Misses Deadline For Packard Plant

Officials have turned to yet another bidder after a Chicago developer missed a payment deadline in his bid for the crumbling Packard Plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2013

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