SEARCH BLOG: DETROIT
Detroit, on the other hand has ample room for houses. At least a quarter of the city land is vacant property or abandoned buildings.
image] There is Palmer Park including the more than 100-year old Detroit Golf Club and ringed by mansions, but there is a distinct lack of other large parks suitable for exploring or "getting away from it all." San Francisco with a population about 100,000 more than Detroit sits on land about one-third the size of Detroit. Yet San Francisco has not only numerous small neighborhood parks, but many larger parks devoted to enjoying the outside such as Mt. Davidson, Glen Canyon Park, and John McLaren Park.
Detroit has been reluctant to downsize geographically and now is leaning heavily on the State of Michigan to finance its future. Perhaps there is something that could be done to make it worthwhile for the state to spend its money that would improve Detroit's physical properties.