Jun 17, 12:22 PM EDT

Detroit online map to track planned, completed demolitions

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit has launched an online map that allows people to check on the planned demolition of blighted and vacant homes up to 90 days in advance.

The city says the Demolition Tracker map on its website will be updated each day as new houses are scheduled for demolition.

Officials say the map lists more than 9,500 structures demolished since January 2014 and more than 700 addresses currently under contract for demolition that will come down in the next few months. The map also is updated daily as houses are razed.

Detroit has worked for years to deal with vacant and blighted buildings. In 2014, the city took down 4,000 vacant buildings. This year, the city plans to take down 5,000 dangerous structures and 6,000 more in 2017.




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