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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.

Thinking for Ourselves: Hantz Opportunity

Shea Howell | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit
Shea Howell

Instead of jumping into a massive land sale, we encourage the City Council to put in place policies and practices that will move neighborhood developments onto positive, principled and productive frameworks.

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...

Cock O' the Lots: Detroit's Residents Fight Back a Land Grab

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 01.19.2013 | Detroit
Eric Holt Gimenez

John Hantz may not be the last real estate speculator in Detroit, but he's decided the city is his yard. He won't stop grabbing at the city's empty lots until he owns them... or until he graces the supper table.

World's Largest Urban Farm Moves Closer To Realty

Posted 07.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's urban farmers have been waving their pitchforks indignantly over it for years, but a controversial agriculture deal between the city of Detr...