We knew many people were curious who was in charge of demolishing abandoned houses in the neighborhood, so we talked to Arthur Edge of BSEED (Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environment Department).
Mr. Edge was adamant on answering our questions and telling what it’s like to work as a supervisor of demolition. This included difficult parts and scary stories of finding things in abandoned houses, and also positive parts like when neighborhood residents are grateful when a dangerous building is destroyed.
“I am responsible for the blight that is here in our city and I want to make a difference as far as making it safe for residents, for young people like you.”
“Right now the city is probably demolishing around 4000 buildings a year.”
“You can do anything, don’t let anything hold you back. I want to see you go to the top and be whatever you want to be.”
(Blog Post by T.H)
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HELLO MR EDGE, MY NAME IS FRED HARRIS MY ADDRESS IS 9651 BROADSTREET,DET MI 48204.. ME AND MY FIANCE PLAN OUR WEDDING JULY 30,2021 IN OUR YARD.FRI JULY 16 AROUND 11:30PM-12 THE HOUSE 9633 WAS ON FIRE SO BAD IT DID A LIL DAMAGE TO MY FRONT PART OF THE HOUSE..I CALL THE FIRE DEPT.IYS REALLY DEPRESSING NO WERE TRY TO REACH OUT TO SOMEONE TO DEMOLITION THE HOUSE BECAUSE THE UNSAFE AND THE SMELL OF THE PROPERTY.THEIRS BEEN PEOPLE SCRAPPING THE PIPES AND BRICKS OFF THE HOUSE.. IT’S BAD ENOUGH THAT WE HAV TO HEAR THEM REMOVING THINGS… WOULD YOU HELP US WITH THIZ SITUATION SI MY FIANCE AND I CAN HAVE A PLEASANT WEDDING..PLEASE MY #313-989-2357/313-728-5220
Mr Harris, we forwarded your message to Mr Edge at his City of Detroit email address, hope you get some relief!