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Old 01-06-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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What Detroit needs to do is to shed some of the outlying areas. Downsize the amount of real estate that the City must pay for, get some better leadership and focus ont he core of the City. Take say and area within 5 miles of the rennessaince Center and turn the rest over to the county.

Then they could raze selected areas and selected buildings and concentrate on bringing the city back to life. They are better off focussing on getting thigs restored than tearing it all down. A bunch of empty lots will nto revitalize the city. A pleasant resotred and lively city will. It can be done and it has been done, but they need to concentrate on one rarea at a time, stop trying to be "fair" to everyone in every area and restore the city block by block.
As General Petraeus said, "Clear, hold, build." lol.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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What Detroit needs to do is to shed some of the outlying areas. Downsize the amount of real estate that the City must pay for, get some better leadership and focus ont he core of the City. Take say and area within 5 miles of the rennessaince Center and turn the rest over to the county.

Then they could raze selected areas and selected buildings and concentrate on bringing the city back to life. They are better off focussing on getting thigs restored than tearing it all down. A bunch of empty lots will nto revitalize the city. A pleasant resotred and lively city will. It can be done and it has been done, but they need to concentrate on one rarea at a time, stop trying to be "fair" to everyone in every area and restore the city block by block.
This is what I basically suggested almost two years ago (//www.city-data.com/forum/detro...ml#post3649776). For it to happen, it will take someone who has the trust of the metro (city and suburbs), political clout, and guts. If a radical solution doesn't happen when the city and state are near bottom, it will likely never happen.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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IF you bulldozed Detroit you would have nothing. No one will move there because of the weather. Nor will the high crime attract them. They wont go for jobs or schools or the foolishly bad tax rate.

The old cheap buildings are the nicest thing about Detroit. Lose that and you've lost it all.
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