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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...

State Rep. Makes Appeal Regarding Detroit Future City Framework Implementation

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

Michigan State Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) responded to release of the Detroit Future City framework Wednesday with an appeal to city and ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Neighbors Of Palmer Park Orchard Told To Work Out Their Differences

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Detroit City Council on Thursday gave neighborhood residents arguing over an apple orchard planted in a northwest city park a month to ...

Going Green: Detroit Works Considers Eco-Friendly Zoning

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

As Mayor Dave Bing's Detroit Works project continues to collect input from community residents for its long-term strategic framework, team leaders are...

Turning Detroit's 'Desire Paths' Into Public Parks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.22.2012 | Detroit

It doesn't take a college degree to start tackling Detroit's problems and making the city a greener, more walkable place. While Wayne State University...