Jonathan Pommerville lives in Brightmoor on Detroit’s nortwest side. Some say it’s one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. With a cell phone camera and the volunteers of Northwest Brightmoor Renaissance he hopes to clean up his street.
The huge demolition project holds the potential to transform Detroit into an urban-redevelopment like the nation has never seen.
The Detroit Blight Authority is hoping to knock down 67 blighted buildings and clear 21 blocks of brush and debris by the spring.
The people and programs seeking to transform city neighborhoods were the focus of “Detroit Rising” — a one-hour radio special, heard on WWJ-950 in collaboration with ARISE Detroit!
At the time of the attack, a 6-year-old and 9-year-old child were inside the house with their mother.
TechTown announced it has expanded its SWOT City program to Detroit’s East Jefferson commercial corridor through a new engagement with the Jefferson East Business Association. SWOT City works to strengthen Detroit’s small business districts by offering acceleration services through partnerships with local community or economic development organizations.