It remains to be seen whether Chicago developer Bill Hults will buy Detroit’s defunct Packard plant.
Detroit’s emergency manger approved a purchase agreement for 1,500 parcels of land on the city’s east side.
“By working together at the ground level, we will reverse the challenges caused by blight.”
The work is part of efforts announced last month by the administration of President Barack Obama to help Detroit.
“In this neighborhood the people said they wanted this to be the greenest neighborhood in the city.”
MSP Lt. Mike Shaw says where the city’s homeless gather, you’ll find large piles of debris.
City and federal officials are making good on promises to raze the Brewster projects.
“As the abandoned properties come down, property values will go up, and crime will go down,” the governor said.
A decision on how much money each city will get is expected next week.
Developers have set their sights on a deteriorating former Detroit car plant that’s become better known for malicious destruction and urban decay.