EDIT: Eh, whatever.
Wow. That was dry. Just thought this would be an interesting discussion.EDIT: Eh, whatever.
Thanks. I'm genuinely interested in the city and thought it would make a great discussion as well as hear different perspectives.I don’t know what harm there is in starting a big-picture discussion here. It certainly does seem like lots of good things are happening in Detroit as of late.
When I have talked candidly about Detroit in the past, people got hurt and called me an idiot and my posts disappear. The posts calling me an idiot did not disappear however.@ scolls, why do you think your post will be deleted?
It wasn't the recession. In the late 90's, the residency requirement was lifted so all city employees were free to escape and they did. We could see the writing on the wall and left with them. These neighborhoods were in decline before the recession.The Great Recession absolutely killed the single-family home neighborhoods in Detroit. Many of them are being bulldozed, but the rest of the city can be fixed up and eventually begin regaining its population, especially if the developments continue and the rail-based transit system expands. There are at least two different plans for commuter rail to the suburbs as well as hopes to expand the QLine into a much larger system of lines converging on Downtown.
I don't know about post deletion, but he's kind of famous for his negativity and cynicism in Detroit-related threads, which naturally rubs a lot of people the wrong way.@ scolls, why do you think your post will be deleted?
Yea sometimes the truth hurts.I don't know about post deletion, but he's kind of famous for his negativity and cynicism in Detroit-related threads, which naturally rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
Someone from Gary or Youngstown could though. Its very similar, just on a much larger scale.Someone not from Detroit cannot grasp how bad a lot of these neighborhoods are. They continue to get worse. I live just outside Detroit and we are getting Detroit refugees daily. The decline has even spread into the suburbs as Detroiters have over taken Harper Woods, Eastpointe, and South Warren. Not only is Detroit getting worse, anything that touches it is getting worse. I live in Warren and there is such a problem with the Detroit border that we are going to build new police stations along the border. The police we have are never in the northern neighborhoods because they are so busy dealing with the crime that is crossing over from Detroit.