Update Pictures May 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has scheduled an announcement Thursday on the future of a now-vacant housing project where singers Diana Ross and the Supremes lived before becoming Motown superstars.
A news conference is set for 10 a.m. EST at the 14-acre site of the Brewster-Douglass Homes.
Known to most Detroiters as the Brewster projects, the decades-old complex has been vacant since the last families were relocated in 2008 due to safety concerns. It consists of brick condo-like units, six-story buildings and four 14-story towers.
Bing said in his State of the City address in March that the complex would be demolished by year's end to make way for redevelopment.
The Detroit Housing Commission had been seeking developers, but demolition costs at one time were estimated at $6 million or more.