Neighbors concerned about large hole in ground filled with debris in Detroit neighborhood

A Detroit neighborhood is going through a transformation, as new homes go up... eyesores from the past still linger.

Louis Harris moved his family into the Penrose Village neighborhood with the hopes of a better life. 

It's the kind of place where neighbors know one another and kids play together. There is even a community garden and art house. 

But, what he doesn't like about the neighborhood is the danger next door, a large hole in the ground with construction debris. 

It was left behind years ago when the home was torn down.

"My kids like to play around," said Harris. "I'm scared they are going to fall into the hole and get hurt."

Dwight Thomas helps manage Penrose Village and says he's tried reaching out to city leaders for years to get the problem resolved, but got nowhere."

"I've talked with several people in the city," said Thomas. "I've talked with planning and development and I tried to get to the Mayor's office to get some help from him."

Action News contacted the mayor's office on their behalf. A spokesperson for Mayor Duggan says an inspector is being sent out to the site today.

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