Skip to comments.Cannibalizing Capital (The City of Detroit intends to knock down 10,000 homes and buildings)
Posted on 05/18/2010 10:32:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Get off I-75 at 8 Mile go east and look at the homes there. Abandoned decrepit empty home after home. A wrecking ball will be an improvement. It is very sad but these abandoned homes are past renovation. It would be best to knock them down and start over.
I think they’re actually worth 0, despite the author’s claims.
If the homes are decrepit, dangerous and vacant (as many in Detroit are), I don’t see any other option.
Yeah, but on the bright side, think of all the demolition jobs Obummer will claim to have created from this action......... ;-)
There are houses on Realtor.com going for 500.00 in Detroit.
In the meantime, that house is amongst the burnt out and decaying houses in a block. They are not even salvageable.
The reason the city wants them torn down is so that they don’t have to provide services to the one or two houses on a block. No trash collection, minimal fire and police.
Hellsbells we are 40 minutes north of Detroit and there are empty houses in our suburb. Tons for sale, tons for rent. You’re right, no one is buying those houses in Detroit proper. Just squaters who hook up illegal electricity and scream that the city didn’t help them when the buildings burn.
“Get off I-75 at 8 Mile go east..”
I spent a few days working there several years back, and I was actually surprised it wasn’t worse than it was - given all that I had heard about the area.
FWIW, we have areas at least as bad as 8-Mile here in beautiful Cleveland.
The parasites killed the host.
“And if you knock down 10,000 homes in Detroit, that’s 10,000 fewer homeowners to remodel their basements, finish their attics, or renovate their kitchens with those custom cabinets.”
...sheeeit!..you ain’t ever been to the inner city!...ain’t nobody there gonna renovate, remodel or finish...they’re too busy trying to survive being shot at...I worked on a Habitat house in Baltimore...what a mess that street was!...on a bright day the gutters sparkled with empty crack vials...there are places in this country where everyday life looks like something straight out of “Escape From New York”...uninhabitable by any standard.
A long series of mistakes? Are you insane? It was liberalism, Democrats and unions that did this not mistakes.
Some of them would be worth nothing. Some would be worth salvaging. Pity that people cannot homestead them and have the trashed ones eliminated so each standing house can homestead the land around them too.
Unfortunately there would have to be a shoot to kill policy for the thugs who would prey on the homesteaders and the subsequent businesses.
“Homes” require responsible owners that have jobs plus some sort of economy that is not totally based on govt jobs.
Detroit has none of the above criteria. It is a moonscape or wasteland. This is what liberalism, unions, Democrats and race guilt can do.
I just finished two weeks business in the area and to avoid the construction at 9 Mile I got off the freeway at 8 Mile to go over to Mound. I was stunned by what I saw. Home after home empty, windows out or boarded up, gutters falling off. I’ve never seen anything like it,not even a couple years back when I passed through some neighborhoods between Telegraph and Woodward.
Are you saying the liberal, Democrat, unionists didn’t make a long series of mistakes? I think we’re trying to say the same thing here.
Not just Michigan, if Obama has a say...
“Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic “shrink to survive” proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.”
If recall serves, Obama was thinking this needed to happen in new York, too.
This is NOT a shot at government-induced scarcity. This is a city coming to grips with reality. The "Romney home" is making headlines because of its association with the family and its recent price tag. Most of the homes scheduled for demolition are worth--literally--zero. A home is worth what the market will pay. Most of these homes failed to garner a single bid at auction. They are not only worthless, their continued existence is a financial drain on a bankrupt city.
This is not the kind of solution I would like to see used anywhere but in the most desperate situations. That's Detroit.
Steven Crowder tours Detroit.
Thank you, Labor Unions, Leftist Democrats and Affirmative Action...
Your Liberal Paradise has been achieved, step back and take in all the splendor.
I’m from Cleveland and live in Detroit.
Make sure you watch this until the end. I LOL’d.