Comment 21831

By jason (registered) | Posted April 24, 2008 at 11:52:01

I wasn't intending on being mean towards anyone. I realize this isn't 1970's Detroit, but the Lister corner is as close to 'slum' as we've got in the Hammer. I then simply asked the question about seizure of property where owners refuse to comply with building standards. But enough about me (and apology is most certainly accepted).

I'm aware of laws in Europe that allow anyone to occupy a building once it has been left vacant for a certain number of years or months.
I wonder if it would work here?? There must be something we can do to put an end to all of this destructive speculation. As Harry Stinson noted when he moved here and was looking to purchase property - nobody wants to sell, nor do they want to do anything with their property.

There must be something that can be done, either through bylaws or high taxes for empty buildings or parking lots etc.....

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