As more properties fall into foreclosure, the cycle of abandonment, arson and blight will continue.
More than a third of the houses and buildings are vacant in eight Detroit neighborhoods.
Most of the properties didn’t sell during the Wayne County tax-foreclosure auction Monday.
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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.
Up for bid: Beautiful colonial homes, abandoned factories, gas stations, churches, a hospital, countless boarded-up bungalows and ornate apartment buildings.