By Emilie Evans – Michigan Historic Preservation Network
A prevalent narrative in Detroit is that all 80,000 of the city’s reported vacant and blighted structures should be taken down. While not every building can or should be saved, it is important to remember that not everything that is vacant is blighted.
Blight is a pervasive word used in the not-too-distant past to justify the wholesale clearance of tens of thousands of properties across cities in the U.S. through Urban Renewal. Today, blighted ...Continue Reading →