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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 06:17 PM
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53. Ya know what...
If "greedy banks" grabbed up a lot of empty land in Detroit, put up condos and attracted a lot of middle-class and rich people to live in the city, most people here would call that a miracle. We'd probably have a parade. This city needs taxpayers ASAP.

We are not talking here about "chasing out the poor people." In Detroit, the issue is whether empty lots will be on the tax rolls, or revert to habitat for pheasants and coyotes. Seriously. It has literally come to that.

Detroit is so under-populated now that land speculation of the kind you suggest is nearly impossible. Add to that all the non-developed, available land in the suburbs and I don't see land scarcity being a problem here for decades -- if ever.

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