Detroit targets old industry sites to improve neighborhoods

Posted on AllSides July 6th, 2022
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AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

DETROIT (AP) — One of the first things 84-year-old Mahalie Wilson sees when she steps out of her home on Detroit’s east side is the brick, steel and concrete skeleton of the long-vacant Packard plant that looms over the neighborhood.

Built in the early 1900s and still churning out high-end cars into the 1950s, the massive complex that was once one of the city’s industrial jewels is now one of the nation’s foremost examples of urban blight — an inescapable reminder of Detroit’s better days.

“I deal with it,” Wilson,...

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