Mayor Bing Announces Summer Demolition Plan
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will be announcing a plan today to tear down 1,500 dangerous and abandoned buildings across the city of Detroit by the end of September.
The demolition of 10 structures will begin today on Coram Street near Denby High School on the city’s east side.
Mayor Bing pledged to demolish 10,000 vacant buildings by the end of his first term. To date, more than 4,500 dangerous and abandoned buildings have been torn down. That number will be 6,000 within 90 days.
Last month, Detroit 2020 presented a series of reports on blight in the city.
More than 350 structures targeted for demolition were identified by students, parents and patrol volunteers of Denby, Osborn and Cody High School. The campaign is part of Bing’s blight elimination and neighborhood stabilization plans, the U.S. Department of Justice Youth Violence Prevention Initiative and the Safe Routes to School campaign.