By MONICA DAVEY New York Times,
With an estimated cost of $2 Billion dollars, this is a pretty big deal considering Detroit is bankrupt. According to the article…
“The blight study, which is perhaps the most elaborate survey of decay conducted in any large America city, found that 30 percent of buildings, or 78,506 of them, scattered across the city’s 139 square miles, are dilapidated or heading that way. It found that 114,000 parcels — about 30 percent of the city’s total — are vacant. And it found that more than 90 percent of publicly held parcels are blighted.”
Those are HUGE numbers to be sure. Click on over to the NYT and be sure to take a look at the map & video. It’s alarming.