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Detroit's Urban Renewal Project

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With the 1000's of abandoned and delapidated homes throughout the city with no or little funds to help tear down, i have the solution. The DETROIT LIONS. If they make it to the playoffs, we'll burn down a couple hundred or so. Make it to the championship game, and your talking at least a thou. IF THEY MAKE IT TO THE SUPERBOWL: We shall have a bunch of new parks with no more eyesores. A little help from the teams we play this year will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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Great idea, you would also be helping out any rubber companies (bullets), the local police and fire departments, the local hospitals, and of course the many memories and lessons you would be making for the children of the community.

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Sounds good to me. :)

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Shoot, just let me light things on fire....

Devil's night is just around the corner.....

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Burn down? Where do you think you live, Oakland?

I was born and raised in Detroit and lived there until 6 years ago. Detroit has been in a steady decline since 1967, the automobile companies built that city. From a population just shy of 2 million to well under a million now the neighborhoods were beautiful, with well maintained homes. Some areas like Palmer Woods, Rosedale Park, waterfront areas where the Manoogian Manison ( mayor's residence) are still great. But the grand old areas like Boston Blvd, Indian Village and WSU cultural area have decayed terribly. At one time o live and work there was something special, but alas no more, I'm afraid the city will never comeback, despite the attempts being made, makes me real sad.

For you fishing guys, not only close to the great Lakes, but hundreds of inland lakes within minutes of the city. Until about 30 years ago mostly summer cottages with public boat access but that has gone as well, now many of these lakes are private with year round residencies.

Yeh, it's time to burn it down.

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What is interesting is that politicians make all sorts of promises, have all sorts of plans to reinvigorate these towns/cities when the foundation upon which they were built has crumbled. Once in a rare while an area may be reborn, but in most cases, they are a lost cause.

The ghost towns of the Old West bear silent testimony to this fact. In our area, the once thriving cities of Fall River, New Bedford, Brockton, Lawrence, Lowell and Haverhill are faded shells of their former glory. Brockton has never recovered from the departure of the shoe manufacturing companies, and the others plus some not mentioned from the departure of the textile mills which began 70 - 80 years ago.

Sadly, it doesn't seem to take long for those who move into "projects", as they are called around here, built for low income families to turn them into slums. I recall reading recently that Detroit is now considering spending what small moneys are available for neighborhood improvement in the "better" communities rather than the run down sections of town. They hope to make them more attractive, and thus encourage a "better class" of folks to move into the city. They are literally giving up on the run down areas.

I doubt that will work. Housing doesn't attract folks. Good jobs and opportunity draws people. Until they can, if possible, draw businesses into Detroit, housing in and of itself is nearly useless. The truth is, that if Detroit does manage to attract business, it will do so at the expense of communities elsewhere, hurting those communities.

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I was born and raised in Detroit and lived there until 6 years ago. Detroit has been in a steady decline since 1967, the automobile companies built that city. From a population just shy of 2 million to well under a million now the neighborhoods were beautiful, with well maintained homes. Some areas like Palmer Woods, Rosedale Park, waterfront areas where the Manoogian Manison ( mayor's residence) are still great. But the grand old areas like Boston Blvd, Indian Village and WSU cultural area have decayed terribly. At one time o live and work there was something special, but alas no more, I'm afraid the city will never comeback, despite the attempts being made, makes me real sad.

For you fishing guys, not only close to the great Lakes, but hundreds of inland lakes within minutes of the city. Until about 30 years ago mostly summer cottages with public boat access but that has gone as well, now many of these lakes are private with year round residencies.

Yeh, it's time to burn it down.

Here's something interesting. http://theatrebizarre.com/media/the-show/

These guys are tearing down empty run down houses,then putting up circus tents and performing a show.They sell out the show extremely fast every year.

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Two major issues have killed Detroit. Firstly a change in the political structure around 1970 and secondly the demise of the American auto industry. Both the introduction of foreign cars and business being globalized( outsourcing) was the demise. Up until the early 90's Detroit was a worker's and businessmen's dream, owners made tons of money and employees earned hefty salaries, coupled with a relative low priced housing market.

Detroit has tried a number of things but they all fail, to the credit of Cleveland and Baltimore the city fathers are bringing those cities back.

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I was born and raised in Detroit and lived there until 6 years ago. Detroit has been in a steady decline since 1967, the automobile companies built that city. From a population just shy of 2 million to well under a million now the neighborhoods were beautiful, with well maintained homes. Some areas like Palmer Woods, Rosedale Park, waterfront areas where the Manoogian Manison ( mayor's residence) are still great. But the grand old areas like Boston Blvd, Indian Village and WSU cultural area have decayed terribly. At one time o live and work there was something special, but alas no more, I'm afraid the city will never comeback, despite the attempts being made, makes me real sad.

For you fishing guys, not only close to the great Lakes, but hundreds of inland lakes within minutes of the city. Until about 30 years ago mostly summer cottages with public boat access but that has gone as well, now many of these lakes are private with year round residencies.

Yeh, it's time to burn it down.

You missed the point, oakland fans are known to riot and burn things down

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You missed the point, oakland fans are known to riot and burn things down

You don't need fans in Detroit to set it on fire, everyone is torch crazy.............67' riots and the yearly Devils Night. Grimlin knows what Devil's Night is.

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You don't need fans in Detroit to set it on fire, everyone is torch crazy.............67' riots and the yearly Devils Night. Grimlin knows what Devil's Night is.

i also hail from Detroit and know all to well about devils night. :(

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can people in Detroit afford the tools needed to start fire?

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can people in Detroit afford the tools needed to start fire?

Haha^

I hope your dentist can afford the tools to open your mouth! Hahaha just kidding man.

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I debated myself on if i should have posted this topic, not knowing what kind of responces, if any, i would get. Every comedian pokes fun at detroit burning itself down after championships, but they couldn't be further from the truth. The populus have behaved themselves with the (kind of)recent RedWing and Piston celebrations. The thread was really supposed to be about how well the Lions have been playing, but i uncleverly took a wild route.

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I got family that still lives around there. They said it has gone down the tube. If I recall most of them are moving to other areas of Michigan now. They also said to avoid Flint when up there. My old man spent the first 10 years of his life living in Flint. Apparently its worse off then Detroit.

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I got family that still lives around there. They said it has gone down the tube. If I recall most of them are moving to other areas of Michigan now. They also said to avoid Flint when up there. My old man spent the first 10 years of his life living in Flint. Apparently its worse off then Detroit.

It's also known as Murder city...

But ya bout the lions...WOOO HOOO! Finally happy to see then doing good. Long as Stafford doesn't break anything I think we can make the playoffs.

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It's also known as Murder city...

But ya bout the lions...WOOO HOOO! Finally happy to see then doing good. Long as Stafford doesn't break anything I think we can make the playoffs.

They best not play " Another one bites the dust" all over the radio.

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