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Artistic
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Post Number: 79
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 8:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12 /29/us/29parks.html?adxnnl=1&a dxnnlx=1198933216-tZqAW6pfEIDD DHR5uslLrg

It seems interesting that articles on Detroit appear in the NYT more frequent than in the past.The articles are not negative as in one news paper taking a slam at another city, they are simply truthful and as a matter of fact.
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Rfban
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Post Number: 229
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 8:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SELL IT--if you can...
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 1491
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 9:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Instead of selling all the parks the City should consider keeping the ones in areas such as the one pictured in the article. No one is going to build next to that burned out house. The City should instead level it, make it part of the park, then make the rest of the neighborhood nicer.

Chicago has been polishing the pigs ears for years now. Look at how well that is turning out. For those that may have been to Chicago back in the mid-80's its in much better shape these days than those. It has tons of neighborhood parks no larger than a half of a block.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 4226
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Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 11:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some of these parks are blights and prairies just like the rest of the neighborhood.

Certain parks should be sold off. Detroit is not large enough to support as many parts as we had when there were 2 million people. Many of the neighborhoods are devoid of any people to use the park.

My guess is that town squares and pocket parks will reappear as part of redeveloping neighborhoods. Developers do large-scale redevelopments of city blocks will decide where to have appropriate green space, and it will probably turn out quite nicely.

Crosswinds communities is planning at least one or two green spaces along and west of John R in its Brush Park development area, for example.

Best of all, this won't be the city's responsibility.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 5857
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One word, Eastside.

jjaba.
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Rfban
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Post Number: 231
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Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 12:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I once (on the Eastside) saw an alley completely illuminated with street lights and the block had not one structure on it.
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Talleman1
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 1:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Instead of selling green space for cash they should get rid of the burned out homes and make super parks. One that could be more natural with trees and pathways, ok that is a far stretch but at least GET RID OF THE BURNED OUT HOUSES.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 5860
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Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 3:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rfban, nice observation. jjaba's never been over there, but he hears stories.

jjaba, Westsider.

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