More than 1,000 volunteers helped plant oak trees on 20 acres of Detroit’s lower east side Saturday afternoon.
The Cass Corridor, long synonymous with crime and blight, is undergoing a renaissance of sorts.
The public is invited to the groundbreaking at 11 a.m. today.
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As a towering claw dug into one of four remaining high-rises, Prince forlornly posed as cameras chronicled the beginning of the end for the nation’s first publicly funded housing project for black people.
Brewster-Douglass is considered the nation’s first publicly funded housing project for black people when it was built in the 1930s.
The largely abandoned area is littered with trash, tires, furniture, rotting homes and discarded boats.
The plan is to plant 15,000 hardwood trees like maple and oak this spring over an area riddled with abandoned homes, dead trees and piles of garbage, tires and old furniture.
Brazen scrappers continued to cause destruction Thursday after they clipped a natural gas line.
Some of the properties are abandoned and gutted, while others could fetch more than $85,000 in any other community.