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New online map tracks demolition in Detroit

Abandoned house in Detroit
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Detroit residents have a new way to check when blighted and vacant homes in their neighborhood will be demolished.

People can enter an address on the Demolition Tracker map on the city's website to see if and when a blighted building is scheduled for demolition.

Structures set to be demolished are represented by orange dots that turn blue after the structure is torn down.

The city says the map will be updated each day as new houses are scheduled for demolition. People can check on planned demolitions up to 90 days in advance.

According to the city, more than 9,500 structures have been demolished since January 2014. More than 700 addresses are currently under contract for demolition and will come down in the next few months.

On its website, the city calls Detroit's demolition program "the largest and most transparent" in the country.

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