Flint Civic Park booster: $2.6 million for demolition should ‘make a whole lot of difference’
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FLINT, MI — One of America’s first subdivisions is about to get a $2.6 million makeover, something that can’t come soon enough for the Rev. R. Sherman McCathern.
“We’ve just seen a community that had been written off come back,” McCathern said Wednesday, Sept. 10, after the Genesee County Land Bank announced that $2.6 million in federal funds would pay to demolish 225 blighted houses in Civic Park, a small neighborhood planned and developed on Flint’s northwest side by General Motors nearly 100 years ago.