Gray Carter and Sherrod Hicks live a few blocks apart in the Brightmoor neighborhood on Detroit's far west side. They like where they live, but they both see a need for the city to tear down more abandoned homes to make their areas safer and better looking.
Carter is going to be disappointed, at least for a while. He lives in a 1 ½-story home on Lyndon, near Chapel, in a district that is not targeted for additional demolitions by the city in the foreseeable future.
In contrast, Hicks, who operates an adult foster home for seven clients on the west side of Outer Drive, at Acacia, has watched as heavy machinery has ripped down a handful of abandoned homes in recent weeks. In the six or so blocks west of Hicks, the city has demolished or is planning to knock down about 30 homes.
In Carter's neighborhood, just two blocks east: Zero.
Looking at the map not surprising where they're doing the most work areas of the city with still solid neighborhoods Northwest Detroit, East English Village, etc