The Lens
8:45 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Official Decisions On Blight Are Not Always Transparent

Some homes in the city are fast-tracked to be demolished, while other blighted homes are left to collapse.
Credit Karen Gadbois

This week, the city held public hearings about overhauling the citywide zoning code.

Most people don't pay attention to zoning issues, but it has a direct impact on potentially every property in the city — from bars and retail to major manufacturing.

Reporter Karen Gadbois covers land use for The Lens. She talks with WWNO's Eve Troeh about the many ways that zoning decisions and other city initiatives like blight reduction can impact neighborhoods and homeowners, and how those important decisions are made.

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