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Detroit Blocks, with Vacancy Index Summaries, 2014-15

Metadata Updated: February 21, 2024

The D3 vacancy index was designed to provide a more nuanced assessment of structural vacancy than the "occupied/unoccupied/maybe" categories used in the Motor City Mapping windshield survey. The dataset includes several sources, including Motor City Mapping, utility data, and other resources to create a score evaluating the occupancy status of a parcel. These values are then coded as "Likely Occupied", "Potentially Vacant", "Likely Vacant", and "Very Likely Vacant", helping to show a spectrum of vacancy across Detroit at three points in time: July 2014, November 2014, and May 2015.Because the vacancy index incorporates proprietary data sources, D3 is unable to release the raw values of the index to the public at the address level. To allow the public to obtain some of the benefit from this highly-effective tool, however, D3 aggregated this data to the Census block level. This file allows Detroit's policymakers and community members to track vacancy across the city using data that is as up-to-date as possible.Field description metadata are available upon request.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than See Terms License: Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

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Metadata Created Date August 21, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 21, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from City of Ferndale, Michigan Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 21, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 21, 2024
Publisher Data Driven Detroit
Data First Published 2015-10-28T18:15:46.000Z
Data Last Modified 2015-10-28T18:21:59.131Z
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Harvest Source Title City of Ferndale, Michigan Data.json Harvest Source
Homepage URL
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