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Abandoned row houses being renovated in Detroit neighborhood

July 20, 2020 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — An abandoned multifamily building in southwest Detroit is being renovated into a dozen modern housing units as part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s plan to improve city neighborhoods.

The development is in Detroit’s Hubbard Farms neighborhood. When completed, three of the units in the Murray-Hubbard Farms will be offered as affordable housing.

The $4.5 million project is expected to be completed next spring. It will feature a new landscape design, outdoor patios, gardens and grilling areas.

The original building of row houses was built about a century ago and long has been an eyesore in the neighborhood.

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The project is receiving financing from the Detroit Neighborhoods Fund through Capital Impact Partners and the Strategic Neighborhood Fund through Invest Detroit.

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