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Orr proposes half-billion dollars for blight removal in his bankruptcy blueprint

Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr wants to spend $520.3 million through 2019 on removing blight in the city. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

Among other things, this investment will allow the city to increase the rate of residential demolitions from an average of 114 demolitions per week to an average of between 400 to 450. Orr said the city intends to focus initial efforts around schools and areas identified by the Detroit Works Project and the Detroit Future City project.

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