Detroit Demolition Program

Detroit Demolition Funding and Upcoming Project Status

The City is focused on removing every abandoned structure in every neighborhood, but the work is only half way done. Federal Funding received from the Obama Administration has run out and the remaining funds have been contracted for demolition. This means until additional funding is secured, the City will be handling demolitions under the following Guidelines:

 

Guidelines Through June 2020

 

Emergency Demolitions Only

Emergency Demolitions will be prioritized when an official from the Building Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) issues an Emergency Order to Demolish because the building poses an immediate threat to public safety.

 

EMERGENCY DEMOLITION DEFINITION
Emergency Demolition Orders are issued when, in the opinion of the Building Official, conditions of a building, structure, or any part of a structure are found to be structurally unsound, unsafe, dangerous, imminent danger, and/or poses an actual and immediate threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public.  Examples may include, but are not limited to, leaning, bowing, and/or missing walls, or a building collapsed into basement leaving a void. Only Building officials from BSEED have the ability to determine if a property qualifies for an emergency demolition.

 

Guidelines Beginning July 2020

 

  1. Emergency Demolitions
    Emergency Demolitions will be prioritized if issued an Emergency Order to Demolish by BSEED, and the building poses an immediate threat to public safety.
  2. Houses Between Two Occupied Structures
    Demolitions will be prioritized if a house is issued an Order to Demolish by BSEED or is owned by the Land Bank, and is between 2 other occupied houses, and the building poses a threat to public safety.
  3. Houses Immediately Adjacent to a School, Park, or Recreation Center
    Demolitions will be prioritized if a house is issued an Order to Demolish by BSEED or is owned by the Land Bank, and is immediately adjacent a school, park, or recreation center and is determined to be a threat to public safety.

 

Do You Know a Building in the Emergency Category for Demolition?

If you believe a building poses an immediate threat to public safety please contact:

 

Other Safety Measures

Until demolition funding becomes available, all houses in the demolition pipeline should be boarded up. If you need to report a house reboarded, please visit Improve Detroit section, then select "Reboard House Request".

Before and After Demolition 1
12647 Charest -Before and after demolition and side lot
Before and After Demo 2
Near 13121 Klinger - Before and after demolition

 

How to Get a Non-Emergency Building on the Future Demolition List?

Contract your District Manager:

 

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