Detroit's urban farmers have been waving their pitchforks indignantly over it for years, but a controversial agriculture deal between the city of Detroit and a wealthy investor looks like it may finally be heading to market. The Detroit Free Press reports that mayor Dave Bing's group executive for planning and facilities, Karla Henderson, is close to finalizing a sale that would allow the Southfield-based financier John Hantz to transform 175 acres of vacant east side lots into a commercial lumber farm. The mayor hopes to close on the transaction -- estimated to be in the realm of $600,000 -- with his business, Hantz Farms, when city council gets back from its summer recess, according to the Free Press. The deal seems to have had little input from Detroit's City Planning Commission (CPC), however, which operates under the authority of city council. A letter from CPC President Marcel Todd, Jr.

BING NEWS:
  • The sinkhole so big you can fit the Shard inside: Giant underwater cave billed as 'the world's deepest' is found in the South China Sea
    A giant underwater sinkhole found in the South China Sea is believed to be the deepest in the world. The finding was announced on Friday by researchers from China, reported Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People's Daily Online. Dubbed the 'Dragon Hole' by ...
    07/26/2016 - 6:48 am | View Link
  • World's largest solar farm is up and running in California
    making history not only as the first 500-megawatt plus solar farm to come on-line in the U.S. but also as the largest solar plant on-line in the world. Reports are talking about a plant with 9 million solar panels installed across 9.5 square miles.
    11/28/2014 - 10:10 pm | View Link
  • A Conservationist Sees Signs of Hope for World’s Rainforests
    Today, forests are more often cleared to produce commodities for consumption in urban markets and for trade ... Dozens of the world's largest buyers and sellers of soy, palm oil, cattle, and wood pulp have established policies committing them to excluding ...
    10/29/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Why nuclear power will never supply the world's energy needs
    For instance, although a solar thermal farm requires a little more land area than the equivalent nuclear power infrastructure, it can be located in unused desert areas. It also uses safer, more abundant materials. Most importantly, solar thermal can be ...
    05/10/2011 - 3:01 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • Economy of China
    China's socialist market economy is the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP, and the world's largest economy by purchasing power parity according to the IMF
    08/19/2016 - 9:41 pm | View Website
  • Environment: News & features
    18 Aug 2016, 8:00am Comment: With a true green vision, we can have more intensive farms and more wild places after Brexit
    08/19/2016 - 4:05 pm | View Website
  • Urbanalyst
    Australian-based source of urban planning, development and transport news, analysis and resources.
    08/19/2016 - 1:06 pm | View Website
  • Dygest.net: Entertainment, Society, Relationships, Life
    Wonderful Love Poems For Her You Can Use - Dygest […] poem for her is written for a man who is in a long distance relationsh; Kaylee Cole OMG I went to school with ...
    08/19/2016 - 11:18 am | View Website
  • Forbes Welcome
    Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
    08/19/2016 - 11:04 am | View Website
  • More
Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Politics News