“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
You must be 18 years old to post on our boards as per our registration requirement. All data posted on this site must be "Original and non defamatory". JSS is not responsible for the accuracy of any information which gets posted to our forums. Please view our Forum Guidelines before posting.
Decades after the last Packard automobile rolled off the assembly line, and five years after Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo announced a (failed) $350 million plan to turn the property into a mixed-use development, demolition of the iconic Packard plant will begin today in northeast Detroit.
This developer (and others) have never really tried very hard to redevelop this property, it was a tax write-off haven. In fact, one of the previous owners was a dope distributor and on the run from police, I read. The city of Detroit has wanted this torn down for years, the overhead pedestrian bridge fell down on the street due to disrepair, among other safety issues. There was nothing really here to save. It won't be easy to tear down though, the buildings run on and on all over the property, and all have massive steel structure and solid concrete walls. I've seen many videos.
This is a large piece of real estate. I'm glad the City is finally taking it over, there might be a chance to begin rebuilding Detroit from within now.