Michigan officials have reached an agreement to remove farmers market sheds that block a roadway between the poverty-pocked east side of Detroit and upscale Grosse Pointe Park.
The cities' mayors said Tuesday the deal includes removing blight and redeveloping the border area between the two cities. Grosse Pointe Park will reopen drivers' access to the blocked off Kercheval Avenue, where workers finished building traffic barriers and sheds last month. Some Detroit residents said erecting the barricade was a hostile act.
Grosse Pointe Park's mayor says the city will build a permanent farmers market and plaza that will "be welcoming to Detroiters" and "visually appealing from all directions."
Detroit officials agreed to remove several abandoned buildings in the area.