Detroit Focuses on its Healthiest 'Hoods

Officials in Detroit have unveiled plans to taper off public services in certain parts of town unlikely to see their populations rebound and to focus on areas likely to recover.
July 31, 2011, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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Three demonstration areas have been chosen for the rollout of the plan.

"Bing's citywide plan calls for dividing Detroit into three categories based on a neighborhood's health - steady, transitional and distressed - and then concentrating certain services in those areas. For example, building demolitions would be more common in "distressed" and "transitional" areas, while the "steady" neighborhoods would get more code enforcement and illegal dumping cleanups.

A map issued by the city today essentially shows which areas of the city fall into which category, and Bing produced charts that show what services would be impacted based on a neighborhood's rating."

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Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in The Detroit News
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