parcel study in Detroit Rock City

Came across an interesting article about a recent Parcel Survey which took place in Detroit. The whole article is here, but also wanted to share these statistics from the article:

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
~ Detroit Residential Parcel Survey

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!


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