Blighted Properties

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.


Detroit. File photo (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

140 Acres Of Blighted Detroit Property May Soon Be Green

A company that wants to put vacant Detroit land to agricultural use is moving forward with plans to clear blighted properties for a large-scale tree-growing project after getting the OK to use 140 acres on the city’s east side, officials announced Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2013

A Detroit property on Turner St near the Marygrove - UD Mercy community is demolished as part of the Hardest Hit  program. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

7,000 Properties To Be Razed During Blight-Busting Effort

A big effort was unveiled Monday in Detroit aimed at cleaning several neighborhoods of abandoned and dangerous homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2013

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

A vacant home in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Volunteers Boarding Up Detroit Homes For Safety

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to seal as many as 150 abandoned houses on Detroit’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2012

Volunteers work to board up a vacant house in Detroit. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

450 Volunteers Help Board Up 100 Blighted Detroit Properties

More than 100 vacant homes in Detroit have their windows and doors freshly boarded up after a volunteer effort called the 100 Houses Project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2012