DFC Statement: Detroit Blight Removal Task Force Plan

May 27, 2014

The Detroit Future City Implementation Office is thrilled that the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force has reached this critical  milestone in the fight against blight.

We were especially pleased that the Task Force used the several components of the DFC Strategic Framework to inform their decision making; and, that one of our signature pilot projects, partial deconstruction, was included in the report’s recommendations.

Vacant and blighted structures have been an epidemic that for decades has deteriorated the core of Detroit, its neighborhoods, and the quality of life of residents.  DFC is eager to continue working collaboratively with the Task Force to help move this process forward to catalyze the transformation of Detroit.

Kenneth Cockrel, Jr.
Executive Director
Detroit Future City