Amusement/water park to replace the Pontiac silverdome? in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted February 18, 2015 Isn't Detroit one of the poorest major cities right now? Detroit is poor but some of the suburbs (mine-Novi, Royal Oak, thrillriders'- Shelby Twp.,etc.) are good ones. Pontiac is in horrible shape. They (just) had an Emergency Manager.