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Old June 5th, 2015, 08:17 PM   #81
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Buildings in far worse shape have been restored. Michigan Central Station is a hugely important, historical landmark for Detroit. Tearing it down should be the absolute last resort. In the meantime, it ain't going anywhere.

FYI, it could easily be marketed as boutique office space. It's only two minutes from downtown by car. Which brings up another issue, which is that Detroit should be getting light rail on Michigan ave, Gratiot, Jefferson, etc. This could really help speed up the revitalization of other neighborhoods, if phased properly.
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Old June 5th, 2015, 08:22 PM   #82
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holy zombie apocalypse.. I just don't understand how this happens.. what a waste and shame.
There are so many buildings of great architectural significance that should be saved!!
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Old June 8th, 2015, 07:16 AM   #83
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Mayor Mike Duggan has revealed a new program to increase employee residency in the city of Detroit.
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Old June 8th, 2015, 07:55 AM   #84
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Detroit needs more white people innit
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:13 PM   #85
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Skilled workers and low real estate costs are enticing entrepreneurs to take a risk on reinventing Detriot. Seth Doane reports on reviving the once-mighty Motor City.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 06:46 AM   #86
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In addition to the Detroit Lions (NFL), Detroit Tigers (MLB), and Detriot Red Wings (NHL), there is a strong possibility that the Detroit Pistons (NBA) could relocate to Downtown from the suburb of Auburn Hills utilizing the old Wayne County jail site.

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Old June 9th, 2015, 07:16 AM   #87
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An abandoned Frank Lloyd Wright house has been restored:
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Old June 11th, 2015, 06:30 AM   #89
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Second Detroit Meijer location opens Thursday


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DETROIT - Grand Rapids-based retailer Meijer will host a ribbon-cutting event for its second Detroit location at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The 21431 Grand River Ave. Meijer was built at the site of the old Redford High School in the city's northwest side.

The 190,000-square-foot store at Grand River Avenue and McNichols Road is advertised as a "neighborhood store." This is in contrast to Meijer's first Detroit location at 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.

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Old June 11th, 2015, 06:36 AM   #90
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Approved: Olympia gets OK to raze historic Detroit hotel on Red Wings arena site

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DETROIT - The Detroit Historic District Commission voted in favor of razing the Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit's Cass Corridor neighborhood.

A 3-1 vote allows Olympia Development of Michigan, the development arm of the Ilitch family, to tear down the 13-story historic structure to make way for a high-capacity loading bay.

Once the bay is installed, a piazza park area is planned for the spot where the blighted hotel currently stands. The hotel is owned by Eventide Property Holdings, a company connected to the developer.

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Old June 11th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #91
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Sad. But it seems they're demolishing only one of the two structures.
Will it be an implosion?
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Old June 12th, 2015, 04:53 AM   #92
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that Frank lloyd Wright building is beautiful!
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Old June 14th, 2015, 12:01 PM   #93
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Old June 18th, 2015, 03:08 AM   #94
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An alley in Detroit is being transformed into a nightlife hotspot.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 03:14 AM   #95
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Old June 21st, 2015, 06:06 AM   #96
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Downtown companies sell ‘the D’ to summer interns

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Steven Morrow is living a summer intern’s dream: Now in his fourth year at Quicken Loans, the University of Michigan graduate spends his days in the underwriting department and his nights checking out food trucks, going to concerts and watching outdoor movies in Detroit’s hottest spots.

The Detroit resident is not only happy about the connections he’s making at his future employer — Morrow accepted a full-time job at Quicken Loans beginning next month — but also feels like his internship class is contributing to the city’s vibrant scene.

“I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve always wanted to make where I grew up a better place,” Morrow said. “Working here, I’ve seen a bigger picture and a vision for the city. There’s so many great things going on, and I’m a part of it.”

That commitment — both to the city and to its business growth — is among the top reasons why Metro Detroit companies large and small are investing heavily in their summer internship programs. Interns are gaining work experience and an appreciation for the “live, work, play” mantra that Detroit is working to foster.

Detroit-based employers, including DTE Energy, Quicken Loans and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, bring in more than 3,000 interns from late May through early September. To retain top young talent, these firms are boosting their investment in on-the-job training as well as tourism, after-work activities and over-the-top experiences, including scavenger hunts, extensive tours and volleyball tournaments.

Blue Cross has expanded its internship program 15-20 percent annually over the past five years, said Jody Jones, who is a manager for the company’s program. This year, Blue Cross has about 175 interns from more than 30 schools in every area of the organization, from audit to marketing to information technology.

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Coming soon to Detroit: Protected bike lanes

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Call this a change we can live with.

Detroit is about to create its first protected bicycle lanes, which offer a major boost to the safety of bikers, and might in the long run promote more economic development in a city that badly needs it.

The first protected bike lanes — lanes separated by barriers from the nearby traffic — will be built in coming weeks on East Jefferson Avenue near the city's Alter Road border with Grosse Pointe Park. That stretch eventually will extend along Jefferson to East Grand Boulevard and eventually to downtown, with similar protected lanes installed around the city over time.

The idea has been around for awhile but took on new urgency last year after Ron Brundidge, director of the Detroit Department of Public Works, and other civic leaders visited Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen is world renown for its biking infrastructure, and Brundidge found himself converted to the idea of separating bikers from motor vehicle traffic as essential to Detroit's future.

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Kiefer redevelopment poised to reinvent Detroit neighborhood

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One of the big complaints about Detroit's latest renaissance is that Midtown and downtown get all the action, while its neighborhoods are often left out.

That could be about to change — and with it, possibly the way that the city thinks about neighborhood revitalization.

New York developer and architect Ron Castellano plans to spend at least $75 million — and possibly twice that — to breathe new life into the sprawling Herman Kiefer complex, which shut for good in 2013. The city is taking a deal to the City Planning Commission on Thursday, wrapping up more than a year of negotiations. With its approval, the deal would move to the City Council.

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Detroit is a city in the midst of a comeback and is more appealing now than it has been in decades. Its accessibility, affordability and emerging industries, including medical, along with top-of-the-line sports, entertainment, gaming, retail, dining and nightlife venues, make Detroit a premiere destination for meetings and conventions.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 07:08 PM   #100
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An Insider’s Guide to Detroit
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Everything you need to know to make your visit to Detroit worthwhile.
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