Hantz Woodlands Receives Green Light From State; Hosts Celebration With Blight Clearing Project And Oktoberfest Block Party 10 a.m. Friday, October 18th

Michigan Department of Human Services Maura Corrigan; Hantz Chairman and CEO John Hantz and Detroit City Council President Saunteel Jenkins Among Others to Attend Celebration

Oct 17, 2013, 15:48 ET from Hantz Woodlands

DETROIT, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Department of Human Services and Hantz Woodlands, an enterprise of Hantz Farms, today announce that the purchase agreement of 1,500+ blighted parcels of land on Detroit's Lower East side has been approved by the emergency manager and signed by Governor Rick Snyder. The agreement allows Hantz to move towards realizing his vision of creating thriving, livable neighborhoods while creating productive green spaces within the city.

The milestone agreement will be celebrated with the demolition of a long-blighted structure located at 3050 Belvidere, along with tours for media and stakeholders of adjacent properties, as well as plans for future use as green space and productive agriculture within the city.


Hantz Woodlands "Next Steps" Celebration


10 A.M. – Noon Friday, October 18th  


Maura Corrigan, Director, Michigan Department of Human Services

The Honorable Saunteel Jenkins, Detroit City Council President

John Hantz, Chairman, Hantz Group, Inc.

Mike Score, President, Hantz Woodlands


3050 Belvidere [Near Belvidere and McClellan streets on Detroit's East side]

Detroit, MI

About Hantz Woodlands: The mission of Hantz Woodlands is to help contribute to more livable Detroit neighborhoods. Our work compliments hundreds of other initiatives in Detroit. Our proposal will provide the city with a cash payment for surplus property, strengthen the city's tax base, reduce city operating expenses and establish cleaner and safer neighborhoods within our proposed development zone. For more information, visit www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com .

SOURCE Hantz Woodlands