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.
“We’re going to find the money, and we’re going to get it done,” said Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert.
Bill Pulte said they cleared about 1,000 lots in Detroit. Now, they’ll help to revive Pontiac block by block.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is taking drastic measures in his effort to revitalize the bankrupt city.
The huge demolition project holds the potential to transform Detroit into an urban-redevelopment like the nation has never seen.
The final phase of demolition has begun for an iconic vacant Detroit housing project along I-75.
The Detroit Blight Authority is hoping to knock down 67 blighted buildings and clear 21 blocks of brush and debris by the spring.
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.
It’s taken months, but the sale of the old Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side is complete.
“It was a community where people came together to help one another.”