DETROIT (WWJ) A big crackdown is coming on landowners with blighted property in the city. It’s all a part of Mayor Dave Bings plan to reshape Michigan.
A spokesman for the mayor speaking to the Detroit News says he’s getting tough with speculators and owners of these properties who invest in Detroit to save money on real estate, but don’t keep their properties up.READ MORE: Ford, DTE Energy Announce Plan To Increase Solar Power In Michigan
The mayor is enlisting collection agencies for those who owe for delinquent blight violations and utilizing an ordinance that requires owners of vacant property to register with the city.READ MORE: Petition Calls On Automakers To Cease Business With Suppliers That Use Hexavalent Chromium
Council President Charles Pugh says he worries that speculators could complicate the Detroit Works Project, potentially by demanding high prices for their properties or challenging the effort in court speaking to WWJ’s Stephanie Davis.MORE NEWS: CBS Mornings' Gayle King Visits Detroit, Motown Museum
One landowner highlighted in the News report lives in Grosse Pointe, and owns over 1,100 properties in Detroit and has amassed reportedly about $100,00 dollars in blight violations.