Detroit Looking To Rid Themselves of Old Buildings To Improve City
There are miles in the city of Detroit of old abandoned factories that just look like a war zone but the city is making changes to the old eyesores.
Abandoned Buildings In Detroit
Years ago I used to be a delivery driver for a flooring company and I have driven all over the city of Detroit. There are a few areas where old factories used to be that look like remnants of a past war. Well they kind of are, the war was the automobile industry.
When cars and trucks began being built in the early 1900s, Michigan was the source for the state and the country for a long time. Some companies made it but later moved their factories to other states and other countries. Many companies had their moment but didn't make the cut in the automotive business and so lots of factories and buildings from the auto industry are still there and it doesn't look pretty.
City of Detroit Getting a Facelift
If you watched the short film above you can see the city of Detroit has a lot of work ahead trying to get rid of the old factories and replace them with new businesses, housing, and parks. This is a daunting task and will cost a lot of money but it needs to happen for the people of Detroit.
The Packard Plant has been an ugly eyesore for the city of Detroit ever since it closed. Not to mention a haven for homeless people, and drug users, and a very dangerous area for kids to play.
WOOD-TV reported that the 40-acre Packard Plant will be demolished before the end of 2022 and this will be a good start for the city in changing its look and for new opportunities.
It's not just old factories that have plagued the city of Detroit, there are countless apartment buildings and homes that have been vacant for decades. This all happened as people moved out of the city when the work left and nothing ever came to replace it.
Hopefully, this project brings new life and opportunity to the city of Detroit. Let's face it, Detroit doesn't have the best reputation for a lot of reasons around Michigan, the country, and the rest of the world. There is a lot of land in Detroit that could make it a thriving economy once again.