parcel study in Detroit Rock City
By the numbers:
- 26% of the city's residential parcels are vacant lots
- 95% of Detroit homes are deemed suitable for occupancy
- 9% of homes are generally in need of minor repair
- 86% of Detroit's single-family homes are in good condition
The study would suggest that there is still hope for Detroit.
Also props to the Wayne State staff who worked on this. WSU is my grad school alma mater.
Also, and SUPER unrelated, thought this was a fun read. I LOVE NPR!