i'm not sure what you mean by 'option'. looks like they took an abandoned building in a run down part of town (which exist in all towns, including flint) and found a good use for it. flint could use more of these types of interventions. it is happening in detroit.
Agreed...Flint should take advantage of what it has. I think this project is great. I just meant that Atlanta has an economy that gives people the option of converting abandoned buildings like this one into thriving businesses. Right now, Flint just has the abandoned buildings.
I like the idea I heard on NPR about demolishing abandoned homes and selling them to the adjorning neighbor to use as a garden. Sure would be a hell of alot of tomatos...
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.