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Hantz Woodlands

Nonprofit Wants Land For Fish Farm, Urban Agriculture

Posted 01.28.2013 | Detroit

Investor John Hantz may have given up his dream to create the world's largest urban farm in order to grow trees. But another effort is now underway to...

The Hantz Woodlands Deal from the Perspective of a Foreclosure Auction Junkie

Alex Alsup | Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit
Alex Alsup

The landscape of foreclosed and municipally owned Detroit real estate kind of resembles a volcano. Most of the year, everything is rock solid and unmoving, but twice a year, we see violent eruptions of cheap land in the form of the Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction.

Detroit City Council Approves Land Grab

Shea Howell | Posted 02.12.2013 | Detroit
Shea Howell

The path of fostering local self-sufficient neighborhoods that restore community while rebuilding our city, rooted in the steady, often unseen, work of neighborhood people, is the best hope for our future and that of the planet.

Detroit Council Decides On Hantz

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 5:01 p.m. --Mayor Bing released the following statement on the Hantz Woodlands deal to The Huffington Post: “Today’s City Council approva...

A Quick Primer on Hantz Woodlands

Jon Koller | Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit
Jon Koller

Detroit is at a turning point and how massive tracts of land are doled out will play an enormous role in shaping the city's future. Before we agree to Hantz's proposal on the basis of the severity of the problem, shouldn't we explore other solutions?

Public Will Get Chance To Speak Out On Hantz Land Deal

Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters who want to speak their minds on the proposed Hantz Woodlands land sale will have an opportunity to do so next month at a public hearing sp...

David Sands

Hantz Farms' Divisive Deal | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council tabled discussion over the proposed sale of an enormous plot of city-owned land to the Hantz Farms development company at a marat...

David Sands

Divisive Hantz Farms Land Deal Could Be Nearing The Finish Line | David Sands | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

The name Hantz Farms conjures up strong reactions from many Detroiters -- especially those involved with the city's urban agriculture movement. After ...

Hantz Farm Deal Held Up

Posted 11.08.2012 | Detroit

A Detroit City Council committee Thursday morning tabled a debate over the controversial sale of 1,956 vacant lots to Hantz Farms, a company owned by ...

Hantz Farms: 'We Are Not Going To .. Indiscriminately Apply Pesticides Across Detroit's Landscape'

Posted 07.30.2012 | Detroit

Like Quicken Loans CEO Dan GIlbert, the president of Hantz Farms has marshaled the power of the pen to personally strike at critics (alas, no Comic Sa...