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John Hantz

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 ...

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 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...

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 ...

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.

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...

Detroit: A Tale of Two... Farms?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

Land -- rural or urban -- is more than just land; it is the space where social, economic and community decisions are made, and it is the place of neighborhood, culture and livelihoods. It is home.

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...

Detroit Farming: Can Real Estate Developer John Hantz Save Detroit?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fortune Magazine's illustrator shows abandoned land in Detroit being converted into "cutting edge, city style farms. Solar panels and windmills power ...