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Detroit blight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces a new effort to fight blight in front of a vacant brick house in the 16100 block of Roselawn, near Marygrove College and Mary McCleod Bethune Elementary School. The owners of the home are two years delinquent in property taxes and have been issued citation twice in the past year for allowing trash to accumulate at the property. (Credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit To Sue ‘Owner Of Every Single Abandoned House’ In Fight Vs. Blight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is taking drastic measures in his effort to revitalize the bankrupt city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

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.

03/27/2014

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Timeline Set For Packard Plant Redevelopment Master Plan

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2014

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks to reporters in front of the Brewster-Douglass projects, with former mayor Dave Bing to his left. (credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Demolition Underway On Remaining Brewster-Douglass Buildings

The final phase of demolition has begun for an iconic vacant Detroit housing project along I-75.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

A dilapidated building in Southwest Detroit. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ, File)

Detroit Plans To Force Action On Blight Removal

Clean up your property or get hauled into court. That’s the message from General Council of the Detroit Land Bank.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2014

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Blight Authority Targets Brightmoor Neighborhood

The Detroit Blight Authority is hoping to knock down 67 blighted buildings and clear 21 blocks of brush and debris by the spring.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2014

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

Dilapidated Packard Plant Property Finally Sold

It’s taken months, but the sale of the old Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side is complete.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2014

(Credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ Newsradio 950)

What To Do About Detroit’s Crumbling Train Station? ‘No Magic Wand Here,’ Says Moroun

“Our plan is to clean , protect, preserve, and secure,” Matthew Moroun said in a statement to WWJ.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/26/2013

Detroit- March 23: Buildings in an entire city block in what was once Detroit's prime business district sit largely abandoned March 23, 2011. The new census figures show that Detroit has lost 25 percent of its population in the last ten years, bringing the city's population down to its lowest since 1910.  (photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Gilbert: Tear Down All Of Detroit’s Abandoned Homes At Once

“The problem is if you incrementalize this stuff then other people are willing to leave their homes and create more and more blight.”

CBS Detroit–10/01/2013