Common Code Compliance Challenges

The Corridor Keeperâ„¢ Program consists of periodic site tours of the corridor, aimed at addressing the following common code compliance challenges.  8MBA staff work with property owners to correct these issues and can provide resources through the Facade Improvement Program or the Clean the D program.  Please contact the 8MBA office or your local code enforcement department for specific details.

Click here to download a copy of the Property Maintenance Education and Compliance Brochure which illustrates common code compliance challenges.

ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

An attractive nuisance is any piece of machinery, equipment, or device which if left unguarded, may attract undue attention, or entice children to play on it.


Examples include:
  • Cisterns
  • Open Basements
  • Pits and other Excavations
  • Freezers and Refrigerators
  • Containers which have air-tight door or locks which can not be released from the inside
DUMPING DUMPING

Generally, the throwing, placing, depositing or leaving in any public or private premises; loose earth, sand, gravel or similar material is prohibited.
 
In addition, all sidewalks, alleys, driveway and other private premisses must be kept clear of boxes, barrels, posts, fences, bricks, signs, rubbish, cement or other building materials. 






JUNK & LITTER JUNK & LITTER

Junk and litter must be disposed of properly. Property must be maintained and kept in a clean and orderly condition. Property owners should separately bundle and contain items for proper collection, disposal and recycling according to municipal provisions.

Examples include:

  • Auto Parts
  • Used Appliances
  • Unlicensed Vehicles
  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Furniture
  • Building and/or Landscaping Materials
  • Tires
  • Discarded Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Debris, such as tree trimmings and fallen limbs
  • Any other items that have been discarded
NUISANCE NUISANCE

Generally, any item that may injure or endanger the safety, health, comfort or repose of the public; offends public decency; interferes with, obstructs or renders dangerous any street; or in any way renders the public insecure in life or property.

Examples may include:

  • Graffiti
  • Broken Glass
  • Dead or dying trees or brush
  • Accumulation of trash or debris
  • Excessive Lighting
  • Excavations
  • General deterioration of buildings
OUTSIDE STORAGE OUTSIDE STORAGE

Generally, items that are either stored in areas that do not permit outside storage, or items stored on property without the proper fencing or screening from a public street and adjoining properties.

Examples include:

  • Building or landscaping materials
  • Junk or Scraps
  • Auto Parts
  • Appliances
  • Waste Products


SIGNS SIGNS

All signs (including A-frame and lawn signs) must be maintained in good repair and be properly anchored so as to be kept in a safe and sound condition. A-frame signs must have a permit.

Please contact the Corridor KeeperTM for more details on specific signage requirements in your community.






SNOW REMOVAL SNOW REMOVAL

In general, all occupants or owners or property have 24 hours to clear ice, snow and filth, or other obstructions, from sidewalks.  Where there are no sidewalks, the owner/occupant should clear a path free from snow and ice where a sidewalk would otherwise be.







UNLICENSED/ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES UNLICENSED/ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES

No unlicensed and/or inoperable vehicles should be kept on the premises. An inoperable vehicle is any vehicle that is not equipped with all parts that are required to legally and safely operate on the public streets and/or cannot be driven under its own power.

Vehicles should be parked in appropriate locations.






VACANT BUILDINGS VACANT BUILDINGS

Vacant buildings are the responsibility of the property owner. The property owner must maintain his/her buildings, structures and grounds so as to not cause a blighting problem or adversely affect the public health or safety of the community.

Windows, doors and other openings must be kept secure so they cannot be opened from the outside.





WEEDS & GRASS WEEDS & GRASS

Grass and/or weeds should be maintained to an appropriate height be the owner or occupant of that property. Weeds refer to all weeds, grass, brush wildings, second growth and rank vegetation. See the chart below for grass height limits in your area.


Local  Jurisdiction

 Max Height

 Detroit

 8"

 Farmington

 8"

 Farmington Hills

 8"

 Ferndale

 7"

 Harper Woods

 6"

 Hazel Park

8"

 Livonia

 9"

 Oak Park

8"

 Redford Charter Twp

 6"

 Royal Oak Charter Twp

 10"

 Southfield

 8"

 Warren

 6"


Eight Mile Boulevard Association
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Detroit, MI 48234
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The Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) revitalizes and promotes the Eight Mile transportation, business and residential corridor (between I-94 and I-275) by linking the efforts of the public and private sectors.
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