Over the past two months, we’ve chronicled what’s left of the plant – blocks of crumbling buildings, ravaged by scrappers, fire and extreme weather.
Whoever buys the lawless wasteland will incur hefty costs for a property that is constantly on fire and crumbling.
Some of the properties are abandoned and gutted, while others could fetch more than $85,000 in any other community.
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The purchase price is a stark sign of what’s about to happen to the Cass Corridor.
North Corktown is witnessing a steady drizzle of development and new residents, but it’s not envisioned as a rehabilitated neighborhood under Mayor Bing’s blueprint for land use.
Now the city must make a tough decision – take possession of the property or sell it for pennies on the dollar.
Once selling for six figures, the houses are on the auction block for as low as a few thousand dollars.
Up for bid: Beautiful colonial homes, abandoned factories, gas stations, churches, a hospital, countless boarded-up bungalows and ornate apartment buildings.