Hantz Farms urban agriculture plan close to reality for Detroit

After years of debate, the Hantz Farms urban agriculture project in Detroit could become reality with Mayor Dave Bing hoping to present a plan to City Council this summer to sell a collection of vacant city-owned parcels that could be used to grow and harvest timber.

Karla Henderson, Bing’s group executive for planning and facilities, said this week that the city is close to agreeing to sell the mostly vacant residential lots on the east side. The total price is estimated to be in the $600,000 range.

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