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Detroit needs proper penalties for slumlords

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According to this article, the stone base of the Statler Hotel may be saved. That's fine, but I hope they plan to eventually build something on top of it. The base is only 3 stories - that would look strange in the streetscape, but it's better than a parking lot!

Friday, July 16, 2004

Detroit needs proper penalties for the slumlords who ignore blight

By Daniel Howes / The Detroit News

George Jackson has an idea whose time has come.

With roughly 75 dilapidated buildings looming over one square mile of central downtown, the president of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. plans to push for new city ordinances that would

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