A development deal for Detroit’s derelict Packard plant remains in limbo this afternoon. Chicago developer William Hults has yet to complete a transfer of cash to the county that would allow him to buy the Packard out of foreclosure for $1 million in back taxes. Hults has talked of turning the blighted 40-acre site on Detroit’s east side into a… Read more »
As Detroit police announce a new crackdown on carjackings in the city, there is real concern over car thefts in an area of northwest Detroit. 7 Action News reporter Dave LewAllen shows you car thieves caught on video and just how quickly they are able to strike and be gone: It happened in the light of day. “About 9:45 or… Read more »
From wxyz.com: Five homes in Detroit have become the first to be torn down under a new state program that is being called the largest residential blight removal effort in Michigan’s history. Governor Snyder was on hand as the homes were demolished near the University of Detroit-Mercy campus. Snyder announced the program in June. Under the plan, which was approved… Read more »
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 the Treasury approved $100 million for anti-blight… Read more »
Blight. Crime and safety. Lighting. All are every day concerns of most Detroiters. During a meeting on Wednesday with 7 Action News staffers, Orr said things will improve. Better neighborhoods…with less blight. Tens of thousands of abandoned buildings litter Detroit’s landscape. The emergency manager told us–there’s a plan to clean things up… “We have a plan for blight remediation by… Read more »
Regina Vance loves Detroit’s parks. When she retired as district supervisor for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, she planned to spend much of her leisure time outdoors, “Just enjoying life and not having to worry about too many things.”
But now, like so many Detroit workers and retirees, she does worry that bankruptcy has hit home.
All this month, Detroit 2020 is telling the stories of how a bankruptcy filing could and will impact those who call Detroit home. As Dave LewAllen shows us, it’s life as it has been in the neighborhoods…which is to say…a daily challenge when it comes to safety and a feeling of security. Just after nine on a recent morning, Muhsin… Read more »
Since the bankruptcy filing, exactly what has bankruptcy done to the city of Detroit? It’s a question people around the country and the world have been asking. 7 Action News reporter Andy Choi looked at a 24-hour period this weekend, and found a vibrant Detroit with plenty to see and do…and he talked with visitors and residents about how they… Read more »
Detroit residents can now see where a building is in the demolition process by using an online demolition map. The map shows demolitions approved by Detroit City Council. The properties are shown in three categories indicated by different colors: Approved, In-Process and Completed.
ESPN announced today Austin, Texas has been selected to be the North American host of the X Games for three years beginning in 2014. Detroit, Chicago and Charlotte had been finalists. Detroit had presented an impressive video proposal and had launched an aggressive social media push. But Austin and its new 1500 acre Circuit of The Americas sports and entertainment… Read more »