Yea, but those leases are with a shitload of restrictions. Remove those restrictions and let a developer put what he wants up there....that's all along with allowing them to privatize police forces up there to clean up the scum and get rid of the unions
I think you're a bit misinformed. I'm not talking about some shitty home off 7 mile and Chalmers, I'm talking about piles of decay on Dequidre or Beaubien. The reason you can get a home for a couple grand on Euclid isn't because some property owner is trying to scam you into some restrictive deal...it's because the home doesn't have a roof and you'll have to fight off the squatters who will sneak in to sleep in the basement every night.
If you're a property owner in Detroit who's selling a $300 home, it's not because you want to trick someone into accepting your highly restrictive contract--it's because you just want someone to take it off your hands.
It's because you can't find a renter, can't get rid of squatters, and your sick of dealing with the notices/fines from the city for "blight" on your property....because, even though the whole city is lousy with blight, you're the one home on the block that still registers as having an owner and can be cited for it.