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Watch demolition crew rip apart a house using $2.5 million federal grant to clear blight

The 104-year-old house at 741 London Street SW was one of about 100 buildings that are under contract for demolition by the Kent County Land Bank Authority. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Detroit Blight Authority steps aside in demolition efforts

Detroit Blight Authority steps aside in demolition efforts

Kirk Pinho – The Detroit Blight Authority will no longer focus on structural blight removal in the city at the request of Detroit officials, the founder of the nonprofit said this morning. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Detroit wins approval of $120M loan for police, fire, blight removal

Bloomberg – Detroit won court approval today to issue $ 120 million in bonds to pay for emergency vehicles and basic services while it prepares for a court battle with creditors over how to reduce $ 18 billion in debt. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Fighting Blight With Urban Forests

    In Detroit where blight removal is a top concern one group has come up with a very slow, yet innovative way to urban decay.    Hantz farms is planting 150 acres of hardwood trees on the lots left after vacant houses have been demolished.   Stephen Clark took to the snowy fields with Hantz Farm’s […]

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Detroit photographer offers blight tours

Is it free enterprise, a labor of love, or taking advantage of Detroit’s shortcomings? Jesse Welter is giving the city’s visitors an eye-opening, often uncomfortable perspective. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Bill Pulte’s Detroit Blight Authority announces two new projects in Brightmoor community

The blight fight is moving to the next level in Brightmoor. Detroit 2020 was on hand, as Detroit Blight Authority Chairman Bill Pulte gave Senator Carl Levin a first-hand look at the dramatic transformation taking place. 14 blocks of brush have been cleared in the northwest Detroit community since the middle of last year. And […]

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Detroit Blight Authority plans 2 new projects

Detroit Blight Authority plans 2 new projects

Kirk Pinho – Two new Detroit Blight Authority project areas are to be announced Monday morning in a news conference with Bill Pulte, the nonprofit’s founder and chairman, and U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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ICYMI: Blight elimination in Detroit could top $1B, final Packard Plant

ICYMI: Blight elimination in Detroit could top B, final Packard Plant … Plan to eliminate blight in Detroit may top $ 1 billion, task force says : Detroit's latest effort to count the number of blighted buildings and lots gets under way in earnest Monday when 75 teams of surveyors set out to map at […]

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Task force to compile database in Detroit blight fight

Detroit — A new blight task force is starting its fight by developing the most extensive property database of deteriorating or abandoned structures in Detroit’s history. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Cullen updates blight fighting effort during Detroit Pride event

  Local entrepreneurs and others were on hand for “Detroit Pride,” a panel discussion by the Adcraft Club of Detroit. Detroit 2020′s Dave LewAllen was the host of the event held in Downtown Detroit on Thursday. The panelists were Matt Cullen, president and CEO, Rock Ventures; Stephen Roginson, founder, Batch Brewing Company; Phil Cooley, founder, […]

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Motor City Blight Busters transforming Santa Clara Street

A block on Detroit’s west side that was littered with abandoned homes is now clear, thanks to the work of volunteers for the Motor City Blight Busters. MCBB Founder & President John George showed Detroit 2020 what’s next for the block. John George called them “The Santa Clara Seven.” Seven vacant, blighted homes on this […]

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DPS students team up with city’s fire department to fight blight

Detroit — Cody high school student Jhonae Williams fears for her life when she walks through her own neighborhood on the city’s west side. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Bill Pulte: From Home Builder to Detroit's Unlikely Blight Buster

Bill Pulte: From Home Builder to Detroit's Unlikely Blight Buster Yet there's something bittersweet about the Pulte family's effort to revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, which has lost a quarter of its population in the past decade and is forecast to keep shrinking until 2040. In May Pulte Group announced it, too … Full News here […]

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Detroit to get $52 million to fight blight

  The city of Detroit will receive $ 52.3 million in federal funds for blight removal, Governor Rick Snyder announced today. About $ 37.4 million will go to four other Michigan cities to fund large-scale projects to stabilize neighborhoods, preserve property values and fight crime. The governor announced in June that the U.S. Department of […]

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Detroit’s bold blight removal project unearths Brightmoor neighborhood’s beauty (photos)

DETROIT, MI – A massive blight removal project backed by Pulte Homes, the new Detroit Blight Authority and other groups has unearthed natural beauty from the city’s rough Brightmoor neighborhood. Check out MLive Detroit’s photo gallery of the area and share your thoughts about the project in our comments section. Most of the progress could […]

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