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 owner of Detroit’s blighted Packard car plant complex said he hopes to finish a master redevelopment plan for the site within three to four months.
The final phase of demolition has begun for an iconic vacant Detroit housing project along I-75.
Clean up your property or get hauled into court. That’s the message from General Council of the Detroit Land Bank.
The Detroit Blight Authority is hoping to knock down 67 blighted buildings and clear 21 blocks of brush and debris by the spring.
It’s taken months, but the sale of the old Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side is complete.
“Our plan is to clean , protect, preserve, and secure,” Matthew Moroun said in a statement to WWJ.
“The problem is if you incrementalize this stuff then other people are willing to leave their homes and create more and more blight.”