It was chosen because it is arguably one of the most blighted areas in Detroit and if successful in Brightmoor, then the model would be successful in other blighted areas in the county.
A 10 block area on the eastside on Detroit, located a few blocks from Eastern Market. Eastern Market began in the 1800’s and serves approximately 45,000 people during their Saturday market.
The Blight Authority next focused its effort in Oakland County, in the City of Pontiac. Using technology the Blight Authority would survey Pontiac’s 25,000 parcels. Demolitions were completed in a “tiered” manner in which the city was divvied into 7-8 zones and those with the most severe blight were targeted first.