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The Truth about the Hantz Farms Proposed Land Sale Contract

The Detroit City Council is considering selling over a thousand of individual residential lots to a suburban Detroit company named Hantz Group Inc. These residential lots are located on the east side of the city adjacent to the Indian Village neighborhood potentially some of the most valuable residential lots in the city. The media, some politicians on city council and some community advocates who are supportive of this sale are claiming that this is a proposal for urban farming and that the product will be trees. However this is not true. This is a no-bid contract to sell city owned land. This is pure land speculation and preferential treatment. Continue reading

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