Mayor Dave Bing has summer demolition plan for Detroit

The Mayor plans to demolish 1,500 dangerous and abandoned structures across the city by the end of September

Published On: Jun 26 2012 12:34:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 26 2012 12:34:50 PM EDT
Detroit Crime Commission abandoned building
DETROIT -

Mayor Dave Bing announced his summer demolition plan for the City of Detroit Tuesday promising to demolish 1,500 dangerous and abandoned structures by the end of September.

How the buildings were selected

More than 350 or the 1,500 structures slated for demolition were identified by students, parents, and patrol volunteers of Denby, Osborn, and Cody High School. The demolition plan is part of the Mayor's previously announced goal of demolishing 10,000 vacant structures by the end of his first term. So far, 4,500 dangerous and abandoned structures have been demolished.

10 structures on Coram between Hayes and Brock near Denby High School were scheduled to by demolished by the end of the day, Tuesday. Bing says the work being done also is part of the city's blight elimination and neighborhood stabilization efforts, the U.S. Department of Justice Youth Violence Prevention Initiative and the Safe Routes to School campaign.

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