Plan for neighborhoods near schools unveiled
A school on Detroit's far east side has been selected as the pilot for a collaborative effort to revitalize the neighborhood and improve safety for students.
More than 200 vacant houses around Clark Preparatory Academy are expected to be demolished as part of the plan, which was announced outside the school Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts.
It will encompass a 10-block radius around Clark Academy and eventually expand to eight other schools and their surrounding neighborhoods. Work also will include rehabilitating homes, cleaning the neighborhoods and improving street lighting.