Motor City Mapping is working with the cities of Hamtramck and Highland Park in a “blexting” campaign, which is texting photos of blight in neighborhoods.
Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo bought the 40-acre site last year and wants to bring in apartments, retail, high-tech entrepreneurs, light industrial operations and artist studios.
“This federal, state and local partnership demonstrates a commitment to revitalizing our cities and to addressing the damaging effects caused by vacant and blighted properties.”
Those living in the homes can include squatters, renters or former owners who didn’t pay their taxes.
The new smart app will mean that the city can get the latest condition for parcels in the city of Detroit.
In less than two years, nearly 70 homes have been fixed up, with dozens of new long-term jobs created with the help of the Wayne County EDGE.
Duggan said that he wants to get past the history of an adversarial relationship with the owners of the Detroit International Bridge Companyand move forward working together.
Parolees and probationers are expected to join law enforcement officials and a Detroit neighborhood group to help eliminate blight in the city.
Mayor Mike Duggan’s Building Detroit home auction program sold a house for a record $135,000 in Detroit’s Boston-Edison District.
Detroit spent as much as $537,000 per home renovating 30 houses starting in 2011 under a federal program to fight blight before selling most for less than $100,000 each.