There are pockets of neighborhoods in Detroit that feel like there is a community there and other parts that feel totally abandoned except for a few homes here and there.  All the empty lots you see in a block are from houses that burned down.  Oh yah and it’s been a Halloween tradition to set houses on fire in Detriot.  However it seems like more areas have been getting rejuvenated since about 4 years ago.  We chatted with guys at Workshop who reclaim wood from old homes (that are deconstructed versus just demolished) and turn that wood into furniture. Even the Packard Plant has a new foreign owner who plans on turning that iconic ruin into some kind of housing.  Hmmm I’ll be curious to come back here in a few years and see how the city is progressing…

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