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Originally posted by mikellmikell
Original Chevorlet plant. The part near Kettering used to be a plant too. Zoom in all thats left is the concrete 7500 people per shift in the 70's
Once the largest auto plant in the world 15000 people per shift in the 70's
Fisher Body Coldwater Road
Fisher body Coldwater road 5500 people per shift
Deplhi still shows a building but the water tower was the last thing to be removed some tine in the fall of 08
Hope all these work and you can get a better picture
Originally posted by larphillips
I believe that Youngstown, OH has already done something like what Flint is proposing. Like Flint, Youngstown also has been devistated by the loss of manufacturing. Their decline happened in the '80s when big American steel fell apart. As a previous poster had mentioned in Flint, Youngstown also has some vital areas. Instead of taking down the few positives with the many, many negatives, they cut off vast areas of the city from services. Their solution was to raze the abandoned homes and buildings and turn the area into greenspace. While many areas of Youngstown are still really bad, theirs has been a workable solution. Flint could do well to emulate their approach.
With homicides down 52 percent and rape down 36 percent this year, a contingent of city leaders is headed to Chicago this week to spread the news.
In the 2008 State of the State address, Governor Jennifer Granholm commended Flint on its 46% drop in crime in 2007. In May 2008, new crime statistics for the city were released, showing some of the most dramatic decreases in crime in decades. Murder had dropped 71%, Assault had dropped 48%. Arson and auto theft also saw drops in the 20% range.