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Old July 28th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Flint - 2 Totally Different Neighborhoods, 1 Thread

Pictures are from last winter (burrrr!!!).


Flint's Woodcroft Estates neighborhood was founded in 1925, and was home to many of the early automobile executives. Still home to the city's upper-class, Woodcroft is located on the southwest side of the city (area number 1 on the map), across the highway from the remaining GM factories and Bishop Airport.

The Carriagetown Neighboorhood (area number 2 on the map) is adjacent to the northwest side of downtown Flint. It's name comes from the fact that it was home to the Durant-Dort Carriage company, which would later turn into General Motors. This neighboorhood has seen a significant amount of decline over the years, but it starting to reap the benefits of the downtown redevelopment that has been occuring in Flint, as well as an increase in demand for student housing at UM-Flint and Kettering University.




Let's start with Woodcroft:























The GM Complex peaking out from across the golf course and highway


















Underground house






Now onto Carriagetown.

The Durant Hotel, under renovation:




View of downtown


Recently renovated Berridge Hotel (from a different day) and Tinnlinn house




Stalled Manhatten Place condo project










The Flint Road Cart Factory


The Durant Dort Carriage headquarters




New Townhomes






The old "Chevy-in-the-hole" site


Renovating




Native American burial site that stopped construction of 10 new homes




Not stopping them from fixing up an existing house, though




Garbage day


Next renovation project?














New deli across from the Berridge


Gained a business, but losing another






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Old July 28th, 2009, 05:04 AM   #2
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In case anyone is interested, here is what the Durant Hotel renovation looked like 2 weeks ago:

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Excavation for a parking garage behind the building:
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