Eyesore of the Week


3424 Lowcroft Ave., Lansing

Believe it or not, hiding behind the thick foliage at 3424 Lowcroft Ave. is a 672-square-foot home built in 1959. But from the overgrown sumac tree on one side of the front door and another tree on the other, growing up and out to obscure the entire front of the house, you’d never know.

The home is slightly more visible from the empty lot where another eyesore property stood just months ago, and from there one can see an overgrown fence, a full rolling dumpster and grass and weeds. In fact, the grass and weeds in the front lawn exceed an estimated 18 inches, well over the city ordinance requirement of no more than 8 inches.

The property was red-tagged in 2019.

The property is owned by Donna Dean and Ogene Carla Dean. Tax records show the two live on a property in Mt. Clemens. Since the two bought the house in 2017, the property has been cited 13 times. The complaints have ranged from weeds and grass to failure to register additional board-ups. A call seeking comment was not returned. 




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