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Detroit: downtown upswing, vacant property, street reconstruction, riverfront condos, hayday

 
Old 05-23-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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Would you say Detroit is still on the downswing or is currently on the upswing? How many years do you think it will take before Detroit becomes a fully respectable city in the public eye?
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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Downtown is definitely on the upswing although perhaps temporarily stalled right now. Most surrounding neighborhoods are definitely on the downswing. Many are mostly empty. Someone told me that there are now a total of 30 square miles of vvancant property in Detroit. I have no idea if that is true. Most suburbs
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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Would you say Detroit is still on the downswing or is currently on the upswing? How many years do you think it will take before Detroit becomes a fully respectable city in the public eye?
Downtown has done a lot to improve in recent years. With new street re-construction, the re-building of parks, restoring crumbling buildings, and the construction of 3 new casino-hotel resorts, also you can not forget the frosting on the cake, the beautiful Detroit International Riverfront! There are still many neighborhoods in the city that are not improving and are still falling apart though. How many years for the city to "come back"? Well, nobody really knows, until the city can stop losing mass amounts of population then it will begin to turn around. I believe that the city is taking baby steps to do this, by building new neighborhoods and new condos along the riverfront. But you have to convince people to move to Detroit...which this is very hard to do people of the bad reputation that the city has. When people move to Metro Detroit they quickly think of the suburbs, the city does not even come to mind for most.
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Would you say Detroit is still on the downswing or is currently on the upswing? How many years do you think it will take before Detroit becomes a fully respectable city in the public eye?
Downswing... well, let's just say that it's been down for forty years and isn't starting it's upswing yet. The heyday of the mortgage money give-away gave housing the appearance of value... but, like everything Detroit, looks are deceiving.

The reality is that a decent neighbor is not going to live next door to a bad neighbor. The decent neighbor sells even if it means taking a loss. Like those mismatch socks that emerge from the clothes dryer, the bad sock goes somewhere. Where?.... where?...

Detroit is the fifth dimension-- Where bad neighbors who have been broken free from the good neighbors reside. This is the social class known as: dirtbags.

They control the government of Detoilet. How is Detroit going to be on the upswing?

They closed the Belle Isle aquarium. Leave the dead to bury the dead... As long as there is no benefit for employers to come or no reward but high taxes for those who start a business, MI will follow the same path.

Be cautious who you take advice from. You'll soon find out the fans of Detoilet are in government jobs, teaching or UAW... the people who ruined the state because they don't know how the real world works. They built a government for the people... forgetting that the rich people will just leave them to rot.
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