Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood getting facelift

Detroit Blight Authority spearheading major cleanup project in Detroit

Published On: Jul 02 2013 11:52:31 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 02 2013 06:00:56 PM EDT
DETROIT -

Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood is the site of a major cleanup project spearheaded by the nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority.

The major cleanup project stretches over 500 residential lots and about 70 vacant buildings. Work crews arrived in Brightmoor last month and began collecting rubbish and clearing brush.

Watch: Aerial video of Brightmoor neighborhood

The Blight Authority says it would like to continue with the $500,000 project beyond cleanup, and demolish some structures in future phases.

The area for years has been used for illegal dumping.

The Brightmoor project is the second for the Blight Authority. It initially worked in a 10-block area across from a school near the city's Eastern Market area.

The group's chairman is Bill Pulte, a grandson of the founder of homebuilder PulteGroup Inc.