More than 100 lots sold to neighbors in SW Detroit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

More than 100 vacant lots in Detroit have been sold for $200 each to neighbors in an effort to clean up vacant properties.

Mayor Dave Bing announced the results Thursday and said the effort would be expanded beyond the city's southwest side.

First announced last spring, the "picket fence program" allows people to buy adjacent lots from Detroit and expand their property for just $200. Buyers then get a $200 gift card from the Charter One Foundation to buy fence materials or supplies to improve the lot.

The mayor says larger lots give homeowners a "suburban kind of lifestyle" in Detroit. The program also puts the land back on the tax rolls.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 183447921