Listen: Detroit’s Fitzgerald Neighborhood Gets Attention With Ambitious Fitz Forward Project

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One of the popular narratives of Detroit’s comeback is that it doesn’t include the neighborhoods. But a program, Fitz Forward, is over by McNichols (Six Mile) and Livernois is solidly in the Detroit neighborhoods and there are big plans in motion. 

You can listen to the story in the player above and there’s a map, pictures, and renderings below.

There will be more than 300 parcels involved.

More than 100 vacant, mostly historic homes will be repaired and remodeled. Those that can not be repaired will be demolished for green space or neighborhood improvements. 

Work has already begun on some of the properties. This is the same house that is shown above. 

This story originally appeared on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.

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