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

Developer Eyes Redeveloping Detroit’s Packard Site

Developers have set their sights on a deteriorating former Detroit car plant that’s become better known for malicious destruction and urban decay.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

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Warren Mayor Wants Funds To Attack Growing Weed Problem

Jim Fouts says weeds are growing as high as 6 feet along the I-696 service drive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

Cleanup in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Blighted Detroit Neighborhood Gets A Makeover

AAA Michigan executives and employees spent the day out of the office, Thursday, working instead to clean up a westside Detroit neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2013

What's left of the building where a makeshift Malice Green memorial was painted. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Unofficial Shrine To Malice Green Demolished

An unofficial shrine to Malice Green that stood in Detroit for 20 years has been reduced to rubble.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

(credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ)

HGTV’s ‘Rehab Addict’ Saves Blighted Detroit Home

The star of the highest rated HGTV show is taking her series to her hometown — all to tackle blight and restore homes in Downtown Detroit.

07/08/2013

A vacant home in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Mich. To Get $100M To Demolish Vacant Houses

The pilot program to address blight was approved Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

WWJ Photo, File

Mich. Senate Approves Legislation To Combat Blight

Owners of blighted and neglected property who don’t pay their fines in Michigan would face tougher penalties — including potential jail time — under legislation overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate earlier this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2013

Warren City sign

Warren Inspectors Look Out For Blight Violations

City inspectors will comb Warren neighborhoods beginning this week to make sure residents and businesses are complying with municipal ordinances.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2013

Cleared land at St. Aubin near Gratiot on Detroit's eastside. (credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority To Clear Abandoned Properties

Along St. Aubin near Gratiot, there were numerous abandoned homes and opened basements. Now, this 10-block area is nearly completely vacant land

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

Aerial view of Southwest Detroit (WWJ Photo/Bill Szumanski)

Detroit Gives Away Lots For $200 To Reduce Blight

“We are looking forward to continuing to grow this program in various parts of the city,” Bing said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2012

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